December 11, 2019 at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Doris Duke Theatre
December 13, 2019 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater
Renowned poets and translators Robert Hass and Forrest Gander took the stage together for two evenings immersed in the power of language as part of the Merwin Conservancy’s Green Room arts and ecology salon Memorial Series, in honor of our founder, the late W.S. Merwin.
Robert Hass, a poet, essayist, and translator, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 2007, served as the U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997, and was the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant. He is currently Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Berkeley.
A master of the long poem and a translator, Forrest Gander won the 2019 Pulitzer for Poetry, has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has taught at Harvard University and Brown University.
The Memorial Series of the Green Room was presented by Aqua Aston Hospitality and was made possible with the generous support of the Atherton Family Foundation and Casa de Flores.
Photos by Bryan Berkowitz