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Donald Hall

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Donald Hall, American poet. Deacon South Danbury Church; Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, American Academy Arts and Letters.

Background

HALL, Donald was born on September 20, 1928 in New Haven. Son of Donald A. Hall and Lucy (nee Wells) Hall.

Education

Bachelor, Harvard University, 1951. B. Little (Henry fellow), Oxford University, 1953. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1954.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Plymouth State College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Presbyterian College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Colby-Sawyer College.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Daniel Webster College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Franklin Pierce College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), New England College.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Bates College. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University New Hampshire. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Michigan.

Career

Creative writing fellow Stanford University, 1953. Junior fellow Society Fellows, Harvard University, 1954-1957. Assistant professor University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1957-1961, associate professor, 1961-1966, professor, 1966-1977.

Poetry editor Paris Review, 1953-1961. Member poetry board Wesleyan University Press, 1958-1964. Consultant Harper & Row, 1964-1981.

Poet laureate Library of Congress, Washington, since 2006. Judge Bollingen Prize for Poetry, 1958, 59, Lamont Poetry Competition, 1967-1969, National Book Awards, 1968, 92, Edgar Allen Poe and Copernicus awards Academy American Poets, 1975, National Poetry Series, 1979, 93.

Works

Membership

Deacon South Danbury Church. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Authors Guild, American Academy Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married 1st Kirby Thompson in 1952 (divorced in 1969), one son one daughter. Married 2nd Jane Kenyon in 1972.

mother:
Lucy (nee Wells) Hall