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Poet Laureate
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:00 am Reply with quote
julie
 
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This should be my favorite topic - I have a degree in Literature.

I note that there is a new American Poet Laureate (we get a new one every few yearsl And that embarassingly, have never heard of him. Donald Hall. Anyone know anything about him?

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What I know about Donald Hall
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:51 pm Reply with quote
Howard Shepherd
 
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Donald Hall is a New England poet who was the author of a fairly popular college freshman literature anthology back in the 1980's. (It would have been more popular if it hadn't been 4 inches thick!) I have a copy of his anthology in my classroom at school; I got it when I worked for Oxford University Press in the early 80's, and was trying to get folks to use our anthology instead of his, or the more popular one by X.J. Kennedy.

And that is the extent of my knowledge about Donald Hall.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:33 pm Reply with quote
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Hmmm. All my college literature books are Norton Anthologies. So I must have missed his. And they were more specific ones - I was a lit major, so I didn't have the general literature books.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:41 pm Reply with quote
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I don't know anything about him, but I know about the guy who was runner up (or whatever they call it) - Calvin Trillin. I used to read his "deadline" poetry, which was a lot of political satire.
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