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Robert Hass’ What Light Can Do to Receive 2013 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay
"In the essays of What Light Can Do, Robert Hass not only draws an impressive compass of aesthetic and moral sensibility, but he makes that reach available to the reader through the refinement of his craft…His writing achieves the specific gravity that comes when close attention is followed by contemplation. Reading the essays, we not only take pleasure in the insightful grace of expression—here is the prose of one of our leading poets—but feel a grounded coherence in its multiplicity."
-From the Judge’s Citation; Sven Birkerts, Robert Gottlieb, and Mark Kramer

Robert Hass’ What Light Can Do to Receive 2013 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

"In the essays of What Light Can Do, Robert Hass not only draws an impressive compass of aesthetic and moral sensibility, but he makes that reach available to the reader through the refinement of his craft…His writing achieves the specific gravity that comes when close attention is followed by contemplation. Reading the essays, we not only take pleasure in the insightful grace of expression—here is the prose of one of our leading poets—but feel a grounded coherence in its multiplicity."

-From the Judge’s Citation; Sven Birkerts, Robert Gottlieb, and Mark Kramer

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