Donald Hall Biography

American poet
Born: September 20, 1928
Birthplace: New Haven, Conn.

Former Poet Laureate of the U.S., Donald Hall is known for his descriptions of rural landscape -- often of New Hampshire, where he has lived for over 20 years. His book The One Day (1988) won the National Book Critics Circle award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer nomination. Other books include Exiles and Marriages (1955), Without: Poems (1998), and The Painted Bed (2002). He was married to poet Jane Kenyon for 23 years, until her death from leukemia in 1995. The couple was the subject of an Emmy Award-winning Bill Moyers documentary A Life Together.