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From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age  Donald Hall lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Here, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, his essays startle, move, and delight. In the transgressive and horrifyingly funny “No Smoking,” he looks back over his lifetime, and several of his ancestors’ lifetimes, of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, packs of them every day. Hall paints his past: “Decades followed each other — thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty . . .” And, poignantly, often joyfully, he limns his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.” Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him, every day: “Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again.”

Hardcover:

9780544287044 | Houghton Mifflin, December 2, 2014, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age  Donald Hall lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president.

Paperback:

9780544570313 | Mariner Books, November 3, 2015, cover price $15.95

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Product Description: Former poet laureate Donald Hall selects the essential work from a moving and brilliant life in poetry.Long-Listed for the 2016 National Book Award Donald Hall is an American master, one of the nation’s most beloved and accomplished poets...read more

Hardcover:

9780544555600 | Houghton Mifflin, December 1, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Former poet laureate Donald Hall selects the essential work from a moving and brilliant life in poetry.

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Product Description: With a new Introduction by Donald HallDonald Hall is not only one of America's greatest living poets and our former national Poet Laureate, but he is also among our most charming personal essayists. This collection of reminiscences glows with the affection he holds for the land, the people, and the customs of rural New England, and especially for the small farm near Ragged Mountain that he visited every summer as a child...read more

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9781567925548 | Reprint edition (Non Pareil Books, August 25, 2015), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With a new Introduction by Donald HallDonald Hall is not only one of America's greatest living poets and our former national Poet Laureate, but he is also among our most charming personal essayists.

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Product Description: There is no better time to curl up in a comfortable chair and read than in wintertime. And winter has been a powerful muse for many of America's best loved poets. The elegant patterns of frost on a windowpane, a child on a sled, a lone fox foraging for food on a desolate landscape, the comic smile of a snowman, the sobering sight of an unkempt man huddled against the cold, or a pair of red slippers glimpsed in a shop window in a gray, windy sleet have all provided inspiration for poems that sustain and renew us...read more
By Robert Atwan (compiler) and Donald Hall (introduced by)

Hardcover:

9780807068588 | Beacon Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $15.00

Paperback:

9780807069202 | Beacon Pr, October 25, 2011, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: There is no better time to curl up in a comfortable chair and read than in wintertime.
9780807068656 | Beacon Pr, November 15, 2005, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: The first full-length volume of poems in a decade by the former poet laureate of the United States In The Back Chamber, Donald Hall illuminates the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory—a cowbell, a white stone perfectly round, a three-legged milking stool—that serve to foreground the rich meditations on time and mortality that run through his remarkable new collection...read more

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9780547645858 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, September 13, 2011), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: The first full-length volume of poems in a decade by the former poet laureate of the United States In The Back Chamber, Donald Hall illuminates the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory—a cowbell, a white stone perfectly round, a three-legged milking stool—that serve to foreground the rich meditations on time and mortality that run through his remarkable new collection.

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Recounts the life and career of the flamboyant, outspoken, and controversial black pitcher, tracing his sometimes outrageous way from Los Angeles childhood, through eight seasons with Pittsburgh, to his current stand with the Yankees

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9780671659882 | Reissue edition (Touchstone Books, April 15, 1989), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Recounts the life and career of the flamboyant, outspoken, and controversial black pitcher, tracing his sometimes outrageous way from Los Angeles childhood, through eight seasons with Pittsburgh, to his current stand with the Yankees

Donald Hall’s remarkable life in poetry — a career capped by his appointment as U.S. poet laureate in 2006 — comes alive in this richly detailed, self-revealing memoir.Hall’s invaluable record of the making of a poet begins with his childhood in Depression-era suburban Connecticut, where he first realized poetry was “secret, dangerous, wicked, and delicious,” and ends with what he calls “the planet of antiquity,” a time of life dramatically punctuated by his appointment as poet laureate of the United States. Hall writes eloquently of the poetry and books that moved and formed him as a child and young man, and of adolescent efforts at poetry writing — an endeavor he wryly describes as more hormonal than artistic. His painful formative days at Exeter, where he was sent like a naive lamb to a high WASP academic slaughter, are followed by a poetic self-liberation of sorts at Harvard. Here he rubs elbows with Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Edward Gorey, and begins lifelong friendships with Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and George Plimpton. After Harvard, Hall is off to Oxford, where the high spirits and rampant poetry careerism of the postwar university scene are brilliantly captured. At eighty, Hall is as painstakingly honest about his failures and low points as a poet, writer, lover, and father as he is about his successes, making Unpacking the Boxes — his first book since being named poet laureate — both revelatory and tremendously poignant.

Hardcover:

9780618990658 | Houghton Mifflin, September 2, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Donald Hall’s remarkable life in poetry — a career capped by his appointment as U.

Paperback:

9780547247946 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, September 11, 2009), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Donald Hall’s remarkable life in poetry — a career capped by his appointment as U.

Miscellaneous:

9780547348032 | Houghton Mifflin, September 11, 2009, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St. Nicholas," expanded widely in the 20th century, and continues with vigor into the new millennium...read more
By Donald Hall (editor)

Hardcover:

9780195123739 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 2, 1999, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems

Paperback:

9780195145786 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 22, 2001, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

Reinforced:

9780606213752, titled "Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems" | Demco Media, February 1, 2002, cover price $22.84 | About this edition: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

Prebinding:

9781439554616 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, September 18, 2008), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: American children's poetry began with Native American cradle songs, moved on to a rhymed alphabet, blossomed in the 19th century with "A Visit from St.
9781417607259, titled "Oxford Illustrated Book Of American Children's Poems" | Turtleback Books, January 1, 2001, cover price $24.50 | About this edition: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

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Product Description: This volume contains the finest short poetry Donald Hall has written, poems of landscape and love, of dedication and prophecy, poems that have won thousands of readers, as well as various prizes and honors.

Hardcover:

9780899199269 | Ticknor & Fields, July 1, 1990, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Gathers poems from each period of Hall's career, including 'The One Day,' the long poem that won the National Book Critics Circle Award

Paperback:

9780899199542 | Mariner Books, July 23, 1990, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Gathers poems from each period of Hall's career, including 'The One Day,' the long poem that won the National Book Critics Circle Award

Prebinding:

9781439510063 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This volume contains the finest short poetry Donald Hall has written, poems of landscape and love, of dedication and prophecy, poems that have won thousands of readers, as well as various prizes and honors.

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In the fall of 1909, Lucy gets an early start on making Christmas presents for her family and friends, which they will open at the church's Christmas program.

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9781567923421, titled "Lucy's Christmas" | David R Godine Pub, October 1, 2007, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: In a Cristmas story from years past, in an era when gifts were mostly handmade, the arrival of a new stove from the Sears catalog is a significant event for Lucy and her family.
9780152019433, titled "Lucy's Christmas" | Reprint edition (Sandpiper, September 1, 1998), cover price $7.00 | About this edition: In a Cristmas story from years past, in an era when gifts were mostly handmade, the arrival of a new stove from the Sears catalog is a significant event for Lucy and her family

School and Library:

9780152768706, titled "Lucy's Christmas" | Browndeer Pr, December 1, 1994, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In the fall of 1909, Lucy gets an early start on making Christmas presents for her family and friends, which they will open at the church's Christmas program

Prebinding:

9780613118156, titled "Lucy's Christmas" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: Lucy Wells likes planning ahead.

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A collection of writings by America's new poet laureate brings together his essays on Eagle Pond Farm, including his observations on rural life in New Hampshire and the changes in nature throughout the year, which previously appeared in Seasons at Eagle Pond and Here at Eagle Pond, the poem 'Daylilies on the Hill,' and several previously uncollected pieces. Original.

Paperback:

9780618839346 | Mariner Books, April 4, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A collection of writings by America's poet laureate includes his essays on Eagle Pond Farm, including his observations on rural life in New Hampshire, the poem 'Daylilies on the Hill,' and several previously uncollected pieces.

The author describes the life and death of his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon.

Hardcover:

9780618478019 | Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 2005, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: The author describes the life and death of his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon.

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9780618773626 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, November 8, 2006), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The celebrated author of Willow Temple and Without offers a poignant tribute to his late wife, poet Jane Kenyon, their life together, and the devastating illness that claimed her life, all set against the backdrop of the New Hampshire landscape that they called home.

Miscellaneous:

9780547346984, titled "Best Day the Worst Day: Life With Jane Kenyon" | Houghton Mifflin, November 8, 2006, cover price $13.95

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Entries arranged alphabetically within chapters grouped by theme provide detailed information regarding America's northeastern, coastal states, including discussions of architecture, ethnic and racial identity, history, and religion.
By Burt Feintuch (editor), Donald Hall (foreword by) and David H. Watters (editor)

Hardcover:

9780300100273 | Yale Univ Pr, September 17, 2005, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Entries arranged alphabetically within chapters grouped by theme provide detailed information regarding America's northeastern, coastal states, including discussions of architecture, ethnic and racial identity, history, and religion.

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Product Description: Intimate moments saved and savored abound in these affecting, observant poems by the late Rad Smith. It is not his untimely death, however, that brings this volume to light, but his undeniable talent. An inquisitive soul with an engaging mind, his poems persuade us to pay more attention every day, and reap the rewards...read more
By Donald Hall (foreword by) and Rad Smith

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9781932195293 | Tupelo Pr, September 1, 2005, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Intimate moments saved and savored abound in these affecting, observant poems by the late Rad Smith.

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Product Description: Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall.Praise for Breakfast Served:". . . the essays in this book are engaging, passionate, strange, and unified...read more

Hardcover:

9780472098521 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 1, 2003, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall.

Paperback:

9780472068524 | Univ of Michigan Pr, October 1, 2004, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall.

Brings together six pieces from The Ideal Bakery and six additional stories that consider the experiences of children who have alcoholic parents, witness a parent's adultery, experience the first stages of adulthood, or struggle with having no siblings. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780618329816 | Houghton Mifflin, May 7, 2003, cover price $24.00

Paperback:

9780618446612, titled "Willow Temple: New & Selected Stories" | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, August 23, 2004), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Brings together six pieces from The Ideal Bakery and six additional stories that consider the experiences of children who have alcoholic parents, witness a parent's adultery, experience the first stages of adulthood, or struggle with having no siblings.

Miscellaneous:

9780547347059 | Houghton Mifflin, May 7, 2003, cover price $14.00

A beautifully written collection of poems explores the themes of love, death and mourning, revisiting the author's childhood home and its fascinating history, and exploring his acceptance of a new life in old age. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780618187898 | Houghton Mifflin, April 11, 2002, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A collection of poems explores the themes of love, death, and mourning, revisiting the author's childhood home and exploring his acceptance of a new life in old age.

Paperback:

9780618340750 | Reprint edition (Houghton Mifflin, May 7, 2003), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A beautifully written collection of poems explores the themes of love, death and mourning, revisiting the author's childhood home and its fascinating history, and exploring his acceptance of a new life in old age.

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Product Description: Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love"The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom. It will remain with me always."—Louis Begley, The New York Times"A sustained meditation on work as the key to personal happiness...read more

Hardcover:

9780807070543 | Beacon Pr, September 1, 1993, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: The poet discusses his life, offering a meditation on work, describing how craft--be it canning vegetables or writing poems--creates its own discipline and an 'absorbedness' that no wage can equal

Paperback:

9780807071335 | Beacon Pr, April 15, 2003, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love"The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom.
9780807070550 | Reprint edition (Beacon Pr, October 1, 1994), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: An evocation of the life of the writer offers a meditative and insightful look at what it means to be an artist, avoiding smug truisms and easy cliches.
9780792719311 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, April 1, 1994), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love"The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom.
9780792719328 | Large print edition (Chivers North Amer, April 1, 1994), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love"The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom.

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A boy meets the young Babe Ruth and along with his family follows the Babe's long and illustrious career.

Prebinding:

9780613355940 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $14.55 | About this edition: A boy meets the young Babe Ruth and along with his family follows the Babe's long and illustrious career.

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Product Description: In An Unkindness of Ravens, Meg Kearney's poems weave voices of estrangement and redemption: mothers, daughters, lovers of gin and dead things. In the middle poems, the protagonist confronts "Raven": a figure of guises and disguises, revealing the speaker's fears and angst...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Donald Hall (foreword by) and Meg Kearney

Paperback:

9781929918096 | Boa Editions, October 1, 2001, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: In An Unkindness of Ravens, Meg Kearney's poems weave voices of estrangement and redemption: mothers, daughters, lovers of gin and dead things.

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By Donald Hall (editor)

Paperback:

9780933277328 | 30th annv edition (Ploughshares Books, August 1, 2001), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Book by

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