9th Ave: Robert Hass and Matthew Zapruder

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

Summer Snow: New Poems Cover Image Father's Day Cover Image

Robert Hass and Matthew Zapruder read from their new poetry collections, Summer Snow and Father's Day.

About Summer Snow

A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema

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.

About Father's Day

"Zapruder's new book, Father's Day, is firmly situated in its (and our) political moment, and is anchored by a compelling gravity and urgency." ―The Washington Post

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.

 

Summer Snow: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062950024
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Ecco - January 7th, 2020

A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema

A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event.


Father's Day Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595783
Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 3rd, 2019

As seen in the The New York Times Book Review

"In characteristically short lines and pithy, slippery language like predictive text from a lucid dream, Zapruder's fifth collection grapples with fatherhood as well as larger questions of influence and inheritance and obligation." --The New York Times


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