Hall was born on February 7, 1886 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As a young girl, she moved to Portland, Oregon with her family. After surviving scarlet fever at the age of twelve, she used wheelchair for the rest of her life. She worked as a seamstress, and in her twenties, she began writing poetry.
Her first published poem was "To an English Sparrow", which appeared in the Boston Evening Transcript in 1916. Her work appeared in The Century Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Poetry, Yale Review, and Literary Review.
Reviewer Pearl Andelson of Poetry said this of Hall's first collection, Curtains, in 1922, "Comes Hazel Hall with her little book, every word and emotion of which is poignantly authentic."
Hall's home, located at 106 NW 22nd Place in Portland, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Hazel Hall House. In 1995, the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission erected a small park next to the house.
The Oregon Book Award for poetry is jointly named for Hall and fellow Oregon poet William Stafford. The organization that sponsors the awards, Literary Arts, refers to Hall as the "Emily Dickinson of Oregon".
- 1920 first prize for poems published by Contemporary Verse.
- Hall, Hazel (1921). Curtains. John Lane company.
- Hall, Hazel. Curtains. BiblioBazaar, LLC. ISBN 978-1-113-67504-0.
- Walkers. Dodd, Mead and company. 1923.
- Cry of Time. E.P. Dutton & Co. 1928.
- The Selected Poems of Hazel Hall. Ahsahta. 1980. ISBN 978-0-916272-14-2.
- John Witte, ed. (2000). The collected poems of Hazel Hall. Oregon State University Press. ISBN 978-0-87071-478-8.
- William Stanley Braithwaite (ed.). "Three Girls". Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.
- Robert Hass, ed. (2000). American Poetry: Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker. Library of America.
- "Hazel Hall (1886-1924)". Oregon Encyclopedia.
- "Song to be Said While Walking". The New Republic (The Republic Pub. Co.): 150. October 4, 1922. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- Andelson, Pearl (1922). "Of Dreams and Stitches". Poetry. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- Curtis, Walt. "Hazel Hall (1886-1924)". Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- "Hazel Hall". City of Portland. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- "Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry". Literary Arts. Retrieved 2009-10-12.
- Hazel Hall biography from Oregon State University Press
- Images of the Hazel Hall House from the University of Oregon Libraries Digital Archives