- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Hass, a Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.

The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Hass had been given the Wallace Stevens award for “outstanding and proven mastery.” The 73-year-old Hass is known for such collections as “Time and Materials” and “The Apple Trees at Olema.” Previous winners of the Stevens award include John Ashbery and Adrienne Rich.

Also Tuesday, the academy awarded a $25,000 fellowship to Tracy K. Smith, who in 2012 won the Pulitzer Prize for “Life On Mars.”

The academy is a nonprofit organization founded in 1934.

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