Donald Hall

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Birthday
20, 1928
Birthplace
Hamden, CT
Death Date
Jun 23, 2018 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1928
Birthplace
Hamden, CT
Death Date
Jun 23, 2018 (89)

About

Fourteenth U.S. Poet Laureate who also served as poetry editor of The Paris Review. His acclaimed poetry collections include Exiles and Marriages, Here at Eagle Pond, and The Alligator Bride.

Before Fame

He studied at both Harvard and Oxford. He later taught at the University of Michigan, Bennington College, and Stanford University.

Trivia

He published several works for children. One of these, Ox-Cart Man, received the prestigious Caldecott Medal.

Family Life

He married his second wife, poet Jane Kenyon, in 1972. They divorced in 1995.

Associated With

President Barack Obama presented him with the National Medal of Arts in 2010.