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Donald Hall
Born (1928-09-20)September 20, 1928
Hamden, Connecticut, US
Died June 23, 2018(2018-06-23) (aged 89)
Wilmot, New Hampshire, US
Occupation Poet, writer, editor, critic.
Nationality United States
Period 1950–2018
Genre poetry, essays, children's literature, memoirs, biography
Notable awards Robert Frost Medal (1991)
Spouse Kirby Thompson (m. 1952–67)
Jane Kenyon
(m. 1972; died 1995)
Children Andrew
Philippa

Donald Andrew Hall, Jr. (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"). Hall served as poet laureate for one year.


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