Donald Hall has a prolific writing career that started when he was a teenager and includes a vast body of poetry, prose, children's works, and drama. He was born in 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, and received his education from Harvard and Oxford in the early 1950's. Hall published his first work at a mere sixteen years of age, a since then has been lauded as a master poet and writer. His poetry has been compared with that of Robert Frost (with whom he was acquainted) for its simple, straightforward yet engaging style. Among Hall's prose works are biographies, children's strories such as The Ox-Cart Man, and an autobiographical work of his marriage to the poet Jane Kenyon. He has authored many textbooks, as well as poetry anthologies, some of which were written for Oxford University Press. An impressive amount of Hall's work is award winning, and he has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the dignified position of Poet Laureate of New Hampshire. Hall was recently distinguished as a Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for the Library of Congress. Now a widower, he resides in Danbury, New Hampshire.
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