Poetry at Beinecke Library

Poetry Reading: Donald Hall, February 6

Posted in Readings at Beinecke by beineckepoetry on February 4, 2008

Please join us for a poetry reading by former United States Poet Laureate Donald Hall on Wednesday, February 6th, at 4 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The Beinecke Library is located at 121 Wall Street, New Haven.

Donald Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928. He is the author of many collections of poetry including recent titles such as White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006, Painted Bed, and Without: Poems. In 1988 Hall’s The One Day (1988), won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Hall has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships, the Poetry Society of America’s Robert Frost Silver Medal, a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Writers and Publisher Project, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for Poetry. In June 2006, Hall was appointed the Library of Congress’s fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He lives in Danbury, New Hampshire.

For more information about Donald Hall and examples of his work visit:

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/264
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/more_hall.html
http://www.identitytheory.com/interviews/birnbaum178.php

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