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…

  • 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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Why Do People Love Times Square?

A filmmaker asks New Yorkers and tourists about the allure of Broadway's iconic plaza

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A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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