In his collection of essays “What Light Can Do,” Robert Hass offers insights and ruminations on a diverse range of subjects. The former U.S. poet laureate draws on his vast literary knowledge in essays that examine artistic works, the relationship between literature and religion and the backstory of a UC Berkeley protest. He joins us to discuss his essays and career.
Robert Hass, former poet laureate of the United States, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and professor of poetry and poetics at U.C. Berkeley