5 Robert Hass Poet Quotes

” I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time. “


” As poet laureate, I was asked to be a spokesman for literature. “


” I teach a lecture course on American poetry to as many as 150 students. For a lot of them, it’s their only elective, so this is their one shot. They’ll take the Russian Novel or American Poetry, so I want to give them the high points, the inescapable poets. “


” When I was younger, I was so crazy about poetry that I didn’t notice who was noticing. It seemed to me so tremendous and large. “


” The Vietnam War and the Iraq war, in different ways, both made me feel like I could not not address them. I’m very doubtful about the usefulness of poetry to do that. “



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I think that the job of poetry, its political job, is to refresh the idea of justice, which is going dead in us all the time.
As poet laureate, I was asked to be a spokesman for literature.


I teach a lecture course on American poetry to as many as 150 students. For a lot of them, it
When I was younger, I was so crazy about poetry that I didn
The Vietnam War and the Iraq war, in different ways, both made me feel like I could not not address them. I
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