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Robert Hass was United States poet laureate from 1995-97, when he began promoting eco-literacy and later created River of Words, an organization that teaches school kids about environmental awareness. His wife, poet Brenda Hillman, also centers her writing and activism on the natural world. Hass and Hillman join us to discuss exploring nature through poetry, and their work for environmental causes.

Guests:
Robert Hass, former U.S. poet laureate. winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and professor of poetry and poetics at UC Berkeley
Brenda Hillman, Olivia C. Filippi professor of poetry at Saint Mary's College and author of books including "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire"

  • Tameca L Coleman

    I am waiting on this page, hoping for the audio to become available. Is there any ETA?

    • Amanda Stupi

      Hi Tameca,
      This show is airing live right now and we usually have the
      audio archive up by about 12:30 p.m. the same day. You can listen live
      here: http://www.kqed.org/radio/list….
      -Amanda

      • Tameca L Coleman

        Thank you so much for the info! I wasn’t able to listen to it live but I’m here to listen to the archive now!

  • Guest

    Hi Tameca,
    This show is airing live right now and we usually have the audio archive up by about 12:30 p.m. the same day. You can listen live here: http://www.kqed.org/radio/listen/pledgefree/.
    -Amanda

    • Tameca L Coleman

      Thank you so much!

  • Bill_Woods

    The counterargument to Keystone opposition is that the alternative is shipping oil by rail, which is less efficient and less safe.

  • Fyza Parviz

    One of my favourite past times is reading poetry while hiking. I usually read walt Whitman or Gary Snyder. Any poems the guests would recommend that can enhance the experience of being in nature.

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