Donald Hall

Donald Hall’s recent books include Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry (2008) and White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006. He lives in New Hampshire.

  • Blue Snow

    Pete Sullivan dropped by: “Your barn needs work, and so do I.” Pete had the eye. To fix old boards with new. And keep the handy knotholes…

  • The Bone Ring

    The summer when I saw the Trylon and Perisphere, I sat on the farm porch with my Great-Uncle Luther. who told me that when he was nine he…

  • Homestead

    GOOSEFEATHERS When I was twelve I sat in the streamliner alone. with a shoebox of sandwiches and deviled eggs. my mother made, and ate…

  • Distressed Haiku

    In a week or ten days. the snow and ice. will melt from Cemetery Road. I'm coming! Don't move! * Once again it is…

  • From Willow Temple

    During the day my parents tried to carry on as they always had. I was impressed by the aplomb with which they behaved, "for the child's sake." Their ability to deceive, to be utterly different by day and by night, carved itself into my soul.

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Life as an Obama Impersonator

"When you think you're the president, you just act like you are above everybody else."

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Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

You don't have to tell her how big she is. You don't need to touch her belly.

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Maine's Underground Street Art

"Graffiti is the farthest thing from anarchy."

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The Joy of Running in a Beautiful Place

A love letter to California's Marin Headlands

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'I Didn't Even Know What I Was Going Through'

A 17-year-old describes his struggles with depression.

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