Donald Hall

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Donald Hall

Donald Hall (born 20 September 1928) is an American poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (commonly known as the Poet Laureate of the United States) in 2006.


  • Now and then, especially at night, solitude loses its soft power and loneliness takes over. I am grateful when solitude returns.
    • "Between Solitude and Loneliness," The New Yorker, October 15, 2016
  • But the form of free verse is as binding and as liberating as the form of a rondeau.
    • From his essay 'Goatfoot, Milktongue, Twinbird' in the book of the same title. 1978. ISBN 0-472-40000-2.

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