The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems by Robert Hass
By Rachel King
If you write or read poetry and are not acquainted with Robert Hass, you should be. This book compiles his best poetry over the last thirty or so years. His poems’ rhythm is comfortable and casual, message poignant or ecstatic, lines and word choices precise. “Time:/thick honey, and no one saying goodbye.” I’ll return to this book again and again, to study its craft and be refreshed by its beauty.