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Literature educator

Robert Bernard Hass, American literature educator. Recipient Leonard Steinberg prize, Academy American Poets, 1992, Intro Journals award, Associated Writing Programs, 1993; fellow, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1993.


Hass, Robert Bernard was born on June 21, 1962 in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. Son of Louis Frederick and Rosalyn Gasque Hass.


Bachelor in English, Pennsylvania State University, 1985. Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 1999.

Master of Arts in English, University Florida, 1987.


Robert Bernard Hass is the author of Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict With Science (University of Virginia Press, 2002), which was selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2003. He is also the author of the poetry collection, Counting Thunder, published by David Robert Books in 2008. His articles and poems have appeared in a number of journals including Poetry, Sewanee Review, Agni, Black Warrior Review, Studies in English Literature, and the Journal of Modern Literature.

Hass grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1985, 1993, and 1999, and a M.A. from the University of Florida in 1987, studying under Donald Justice. He is currently Professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in American literature and Shakespeare.


  • He has won an Academy of American Poets Prize, an AWP Intro Journals Award and a creative writing fellowship to Bread Loaf.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (literary criticism) Going By Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict With Science, Yeats-Eliot Review, Studies in English Literature. Contributor literary criticism Robert Frost Encyclopoedia, literary criticism Pearson Library of American Literature, literary criticism Robert Frost: Poems, Life, Legacy. Author: (poems) Black Warrior Review, Poetry, Sewanee Review, Poet Lore, Intervention, Sewanee Review, Rafters, Cumberland Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest.


Election supervisor Mifflin County Board Elections, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, 1999—2000. Member of Modern Language Association, American Literature Association, Association for the Study Literature and the Environment, Robert Frost Society, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Fly fishing, hiking, climbing, birding, running.


Married Susan Love Love, June 4, 1994. 1 child Matthew Joseph.

Louis Frederick

Rosalyn Gasque Hass

Susan Love Love

Matthew Joseph Hass