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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. --Robert Frost

Robert Hass on How Poetry Captivates Us

--by Greater Good, syndicated from Greater Good, Nov 29, 2016

Robert Hass is one of contemporary American poetry’s most celebrated and widely-read voices. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997 and has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer PrizeMore about Robert Hass.

This article is printed here with permission. It originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC). Based at UC Berkeley, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society. 


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