CANCELED: Robert Hass and Matthew Zapruder

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30pm


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

This event has been canceled, but Robert Hass and Matthew Zapruder will still be able to provide us with signed and personalized bookplates. If you would like to order a signed book please order from this page and add your personalization request to the order comments. Books will ship out in April at the earliest available date.

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.


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