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*CANCELLED* ROBERT HASS & MATTHEW ZAPRUDER at Books Inc. Berkeley

Hass Zapruder at Books Inc. Berkeley

*This event has been canelled with a reschedule date TBD. Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause you.*

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Hass discusses his major new poetry collection, Summer Snow: New Poems. Robert will be in conversation with critically-acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder, author of Father's Day.


A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In Summer Snow, his first collection of poems since 2010, Hass further affirms his position as one of our most highly regarded living poets. Hass's trademark careful attention to the natural world, his subtle humor, and the delicate but wide-ranging eye he casts on the human experience are fully on display in his masterful collection. Touching on subjects including the poignancy of loss, the serene and resonant beauty of nature, and the mutability of desire, Hass exhibits his virtuosic abilities, expansive intellect, and tremendous readability in one of his most ambitious and formally brilliant collections to date.

The poems in Matthew Zapruder's fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century? Zapruder deftly improvises upon language and lyricism as he passionately engages with these questions during turbulent, uncertain times. Whether interrogating the personalities of the Supreme Court, watching a child grow off into a distance, or tweaking poetry critics and hipsters alike, Zapruder maintains a deeply generous sense of humor alongside a rich vein of love and moral urgency. The poems in Father's Day harbor a radical belief in the power of wonder and awe to sustain the human project while guiding it forward.

Event date: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Berkeley
1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA
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Books: 
Summer Snow: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062950024
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Ecco - January 7th, 2020

Father's Day Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595783
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 3rd, 2019

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