Writer’s House: Webcast w/ poet laureate Donald Hall


The Kelly Writers House Fellows program presents
10:30 AM (eastern time) on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
a conversation (with audience Q&A) conducted by Al Filreis

To participate via webcast, simply rsvp to:

Anyone with an internet connection can participate. Participants in the
webcast will be able to pose questions to Mr. Hall by email or
telephone. For more information about the Kelly Writers House webcast
series, see

Those who rsvp will receive further instructions.

For more about Writers House Fellows, see:

Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
215 573-WRIT

Donald Hall is the current United States Poet Laureate. He has published fifteen books of poetry, most recently White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006 (2006); The Painted Bed (2002) and Without: Poems (1998), which was published on the third anniversary of the death from leukemia of his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon. Other collections are The One Day (1988), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and The Happy Man (1986), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He has also published children’s books, short stories, plays, and several autobiographical works, such as The Best Day The Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon (2005) and Life Work (1993), which won the New England Book award for nonfiction. His honors include two Guggenheim fellowships, the Poetry Society of America’s Robert Frost Silver medal, and a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Writers and Publisher Project. Hall served as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984 to 1989.

Poet, novelist and critic John Fuller has said of Hall’s work, “It is the hardest thing to write poems as simple and celebratory as these, full of love and observation of the commonplace.”

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Writers House Fellows is funded by a generous grant from Paul

previous Fellows:

Jamaica Kincaid 2007
John McPhee
Richard Ford 2006
Cynthia Ozick
Ian Frazier
Adrienne Rich 2005
E. L. Doctorow
Roger Angell
James Alan McPherson 2004
Lyn Hejinian
Russell Banks
Susan Sontag 2003
Walter Bernstein
Laurie Anderson
John Ashbery 2002
Charles Fuller
Michael Cunningham
June Jordan 2001
David Sedaris
Tony Kushner
Grace Paley 2000
Robert Creeley
John Edgar Wideman
Gay Talese 1999

recordings of live webcasts featuring the Fellows can be found here:


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