the republic logo

Robert Hass, former US poet laureate, wins $100,000 lifetime achievement award

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

NEW YORK — Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens award for "outstanding and proven mastery." The 73-year-old Hass is known for such collections as "Time and Materials" and "The Apple Trees at Olema." Previous winners of the Stevens award include John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich.

Also Tuesday, the academy awarded a $25,000 fellowship to Tracy K. Smith, who in 2012 won the Pulitzer Prize for "Life On Mars."

The academy is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934.

Get all your favorite Books news by following our Books feed on Twitter! Click Here!

 

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


PHOTO: FILE - In a Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass poses on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, Calif.  The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens award for "outstanding and proven mastery." The 73-year-old Hass is known for such collections as "Time and Materials" and "The Apple Trees at Olema." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

FILE - In a Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 file photo, former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass poses on the campus of the University of California in Berkeley, Calif. The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens award for "outstanding and proven mastery." The 73-year-old Hass is known for such collections as "Time and Materials" and "The Apple Trees at Olema." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

 

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.