Hall, Donald

Hall, Donald

(Donald Andrew Hall, Jr.), 1928–2018, American poet, b. New Haven, Conn., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1951), Oxford (1953). He published more than 50 books, ranging from poetry, short stories, plays, and children's books to memoirs, essays, textbooks, and biographies. As a poet, his themes usually involved his beloved bucolic New England past and present, aging and mortality, nature, and baseball; all described in direct, plain-spoken language. His poetry collections include Exiles and Marriages (1955), The Happy Man (1986), The One Day (1989, National Book Critics Circle Award), and The Selected Poems of Donald Hall (2015). Hall was married (1972–95) to the poet Jane Kenyon, whose untimely death inspired Without (1998) and The Painted Bed (2002) as well as a memoir (2005). Other memoirs include Life Work (2003) and Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry (2009). Among his children's books is The Ox-Cart Man (1979, Caldecott Medal). Hall was U.S. poet laureate (2006–7) and received (2011) the National Medal of Arts.

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.
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| Pictured are Fiona Adams, Joseph Devlin, Kat Hall, Donald Payne, Tina Costello, |Robert King, Kate Hazlewood, Jonathan Rattley, Val Corinth Dub with the PS1.5m-plus cheque to the Heart of England Community Foundation from the Harry Payne Trust
Groomsmen were Clayton Davies Carroll Christopher Kyle Clardy, Wesley Denning Hall, Donald 0.
LEEDS RHINOS Tries: Senior 2, Hall, Donald, Webb 3, Peacock 3, Burrow, Jones-Buchanan, Diskin; Goals: Sinfield 8/13 Team: Webb, Donald, Smith, Senior, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Diskin, Peacock, Lauitiiti, Jones-Buchanan, Sinfield (capt).
Tries: Senior 2, Hall, Donald, Webb 4, Peacock 2, Burrow, Jones-
LEEDS Tries: Hall, Donald 2, McGuire, Smith; Goals: Sinfield 2
Consisting of readings and discussions, these events featured the following leading theatre writers and performers: Eric Bogosian, Sir Peter Hall, Donald Margulies, Suzan-Lori Parks, Culture Clash and The Five Lesbian Brothers.
Another brother of Hall, Donald, said: "I am convinced the evidence will clear him."
Rhinos coach Brian McClennan, whose side outscored Warrington by five tries to four after Ryan Hall, Donald (two), McGuire and Smith touched down, paid tribute to Sinfield.