Meditation at Lagunitas
Meditation at Lagunitas
by Robert Hass

Robert Hass’s Calling Card

What is the poet’s signature style?

Conversational Style

Do you notice how the Robert Hass poem "Meditation at Lagunitas" sounds a lot like a normal guy talking, except his sentences are broken up in verse? The sentences just start and end right in the middle of a line. It’s pretty typical for Hass,who has a very informal style. He’s also known for writing prose poems, which don’t even have line breaks. You can read about it here.

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