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The Merwin Conservancy presents Robert Haas & Forest Gander in the Green Room

The Merwin Conservancy presents Robert Haas & Forest Gander in the Green Room 

Friday, December 13, 2019; McCoy Studio Theater; 7:00 pm
Renowned poets and translators Robert Hass and Forrest Gander take the stage together for an evening immersed in the power of language as part of the Merwin Conservancy's Green Room arts and ecology salon Memorial Series, in honor of the organization’s founder, the late W.S. Merwin. Robert Hass, a poet, essayist, and translator, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 2007, served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997, and was the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. Forrest Gander won the 2019 Pulitzer for poetry and has degrees in both geology and literature.
About Robert Hass
Robert Hass is a poet, essayist, and translator. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 2007, he was also twice awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, once in poetry and once in criticism. The recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant, he served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997.

An active environmentalist, he is on the board of directors of the International River and is cofounder of the national environmental education project, River of Words, in which thousands of American school children participate every year. His books, full of the life of northern California, include several volumes of poetry: Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, Sun Under Wood, Time and Materials, The Apple Trees at Olema, and Summer Snow. He is also author of several collections of essays on poetry and culture, including Twentieth Century Pleasures; What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, which received a PEN award for special excellence in the art of the essay; and Now and Then: The Poet’s Choice Columns, 1996-2000, a collection of his weekly column for The Washington Post.

He is cotranslator, with Czeslaw Milosz, of ten volumes of Milosz's poems, including The Collected Poems, Unattainable Earth, Provinces, Facing the River, and Road-side Dog. He has edited volumes of the work of the Swedish poet, Tomas Transtromer, Slovenian poet, Tomaz Salmun, and American poet, Robinson Jeffers. He has also published The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa.

About Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander, a writer and translator with degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert, grew up in Virginia, and taught for many years at Brown University with his wife, poet CD Wright. Among Gander’s most recent books are Be With, awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize; the novel The Trace; and Eiko & Koma, a collaboration with the eponymous movement artists.

Gander is also known as a translator whose recent works include Alice Iris Red Horse: Poems by Gozo Yoshimasu and, with Patricio Ferrari, The Galloping Hour: French Poems of Alejandra Pizarnik. He has a history of collaborating with artists such as Ann Hamilton, Sally Mann, Graciela Iturbide, and Vic Chesnutt and is a recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting, and United States Artists Foundations.

The presentation will be followed by a book-signing at a courtyard reception with refreshments.
The Memorial Series of the Green Room is presented by Aqua Aston Hospitality and is made possible with the generous support of the Atherton Family Foundation and Casa deFlores. All profits from the event benefit the local nonprofit Merwin Conservancy.

Tickets: $25 & $10/special student price w/ID (plus applicable fees). All attendees are invited to stay for the post-event hosted reception included in the ticket price.

Tickets on sale Saturday, September 14


Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Cost: Tickets: $25 & $10/special student price w/ID (plus applicable fees)

Categories: Classes / Seminars / Lectures


McCoy Studio Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

1 Cameron Way

Kahului , HI USA

Island Area: Central Maui

Website: http://www.mauiarts.org


Contact: Box Office

Phone: 8082427469


Website: www.mauiarts.org

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