Donald Hall

Donald Hall served as Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2007. His poetry has been set to music by William Bolcom in his work Simple Stories, for soprano solo and chorus, as well as his song cycle Three Donald Hall Songs for voice and small ensemble.

Photo: Donald Hall, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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“Hall, who was born in New Haven, Conn., received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a bachelor’s in literature from Oxford University. He has published 15 books of poetry, including his latest, White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006. He has also written 20 books of prose, children’s books and plays. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for his poetry book The One Day (1988). He lives in New Hampshire.”

–Library of Congress Poets Laureate page

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