Summer Snow: New Poems

by Robert Hass

Hardcover, 2019






Ecco Press (2019), 192 pages


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.… (more)

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LibraryThing member thornton37814
I enjoyed some of the poems in this collection, but many failed to resonate with me. It includes a few prose selections which are not mentioned in the book's subtitle. While Hass writes some poetry with shorter lines, making the poems easier to read, many feature almost page-width lines. I
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preferred the ones with shorter widths, and I preferred ones with topics that didn't seem like his daily journal written in poetic form.
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