Donald Hall

(20 September 1928 - / Hamden / Connecticut)

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Donald Hall was born in Hamden, Connecticut, the only child of Donald Andrew Hall, a businessman, and Lucy Wells. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, then earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1951 and a B.Litt, from Oxford in 1953. Hall received a honorary PhD, Lit. from Bates College in 1991.

Hall began writing even before reaching his teens, beginning with poems and short stories, and then moving on to novels and dramatic verse. Hall continued to write throughout his prep school years at Exeter, and, while still only sixteen years old, attended the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, where he made his first acquaintance with the poet Robert Frost.... more »

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  • Michael Walker (2/23/2020 10:11:00 PM)

    I would like to see Donald Hall's long, incantatory poem 'Prophecy' included
    on Poem Hunter. I can't get enough of that poem, even though I do not understand all of it.
    It is magnetic.

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  • Tristen Damerst (1/8/2020 10:15:00 AM)

    His poems bring nature to be more Beautiful than the way people look at it.

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  • Michael Walker (8/31/2019 8:35:00 PM)

    A really fine poet. He has technical skill and emotional depth.

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  • Sunita (8/25/2018 1:20:00 PM)

    Very vivid n evocative are your poems

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  • Ashley (7/1/2018 12:22:00 PM)

    Such evocative images - the colors and feelings of life. Love An Old Life.

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  • George T Enoch (4/11/2015 6:37:00 AM)

    I wish to no more about him

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  • Cornelius Siccama (12/4/2012 5:22:00 AM)

    every time I reread the name of horses I have tears in my eye. Why? I guess it is about the most honest and upright way to convey the meaning of love

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  • Sheila Pallay (10/27/2009 8:34:00 AM)

    I have been collaborating with Donald Hall for the past few years...combining his words and my photographs. If you like his poetry you should visit my website: www.eaglepondgallery.com

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  • Lawrence Glendinning (9/14/2007 1:21:00 AM)

    I want to learn more about him

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Best Poem of Donald Hall

Mount Kearsarge Shines

Mount Kearsarge shines with ice; from hemlock branches
snow slides onto snow; no stream, creek, or river
               budges but remains still. Tonight
we carry armloads of logs

from woodshed to Glenwood and build up the fire
that keeps the coldest night outside our windows.
Sit by the woodstove, Camilla,
               while I bring glasses of white,

and we'll talk, passing the time, about weather
without pretending that we can alter it:
Storms stop when they stop, no sooner,
leaving the birches glossy

with ice and bent glittering to rimy...

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