Synopses & Reviews
For brides and grooms who want to give their weddings new depth and meaning, two acclaimed poet-translators have gathered a stunning collection of poems and prose that will add a unique and personal dimension to the ceremony.
About the Author
Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema
(Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Time and Materials
(Ecco, 2008), Sun Under Wood
(Ecco, 1996), Human Wishes
(1979), and Field Guide
(1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz and authored or edited several other volumes of translation, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer's Selected Poems
(2012) and The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
(1994). His essay collection Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry
(1984) received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
Stephen Mitchell's many books include the bestselling Tao Te Ching, Gilgamesh, and The Second Book of the Tao, as well as The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Gospel According to Jesus, Bhagavad Gita, The Book of Job, and Meetings with the Archangel.