Hall, Donald

Hall, Donald (Andrew, Jr.)

(1928–  ) poet; born in New Haven, Conn. (husband of Jane Kenyon). He studied at Harvard (B.A. 1951), Oxford University (B. Litt. 1953), and Stanford (1953–54). He taught at the University of Michigan (1957–75), became a free-lance writer in 1975, and worked as a television and radio broadcaster. He wrote plays, literary criticism, children's stories, books about baseball, and a memoir, String Too Short to Be Saved (1961). An editor of numerous poetry anthologies, he is best known as a tough, witty lyric poet, as seen in The Museum of Clear Ideas (1993). He and his wife lived in Wilmot, N.H.