Donald Hall

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Donald Hall
Born(1928-09-20)September 20, 1928
Hamden, Connecticut, US
DiedJune 23, 2018(2018-06-23) (aged 89)
Wilmot, New Hampshire, US
OccupationPoet, writer, editor, critic.
NationalityUnited States
Period1950–2018
Genrepoetry, essays, children's literature, memoirs, biography
Notable awardsRobert Frost Medal (1991)
SpouseKirby Thompson (m. 1952–67)
Jane Kenyon
(m. 1972; died 1995)
ChildrenAndrew
Philippa

Donald Andrew Hall, Jr.[1] (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018), known as Donald Hall was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He became the first poetry editor of The Paris Review (1953–1961). On June 14, 2006, Hall was appointed as the Library of Congress's 14th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry (commonly known as "Poet Laureate of the United States").[2] Hall served as poet laureate for one year.

References[change | change source]

  1. McDowell, Robert. "Hall, Donald (Andrew, Jr.)" (entry) in Contemporary Poets (Thomson Learning, 2001).
  2. "Poet Laureate Timeline: 2001–present". Library of Congress. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-01.

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