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Robert Hass to Appear for National Poetry Month

Matthew Matherly

March 24, 2015

US poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner comes to Texas Tech.

WHAT: Robert Hass will perform a reading in honor of National Poetry Month. This is the last event of the spring 2015 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series

WHEN: 7 p.m. April 10

WHERE: Allen Theatre, Student Union Building (SUB), Texas Tech University

WHO: Hass is a poet whose work is rooted in the landscapes of his native Northern California. Widely read and much honored, he has brought the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy and the environment. Hass has been awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, twice the National Book Critics' Circle Award (in 1984 and 1997), the Yale Series of Younger Poets in 1973 and the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award. Hass is a professor of English at University of California-Berkeley.

For more information on Robert Hass visit the Barclay Agency or The Poetry Foundation

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Select-A-Seat or by calling (806) 770-2000. Texas Tech students can receive one free ticket with a valid Texas Tech ID at the SUB ticket booth. There will be a book signing after the reading.

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CONTACT: Jo Moore, director, Texas Tech Presidential Lecture and Performance Series, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5261 or jo.moore@ttu.edu.