Robert Hass’s ﬁrst book, Field Guide, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1973. Three more collections followed: Praise (1979), Human Wishes (1989), and Sun Under Wood (1996), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Hass served as poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and is currently a chancellor in the Academy of American Poets. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism for Twentieth-Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984). He collaborated for years with Nobel Prize–winning Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz to bring his major works into English. Hass is a professor at the University of California at Berkeley.