Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman on Environmental Activism and Poetry

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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.


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"