Daniel Hall (poet)

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Daniel Hall
Born1952 (age 66–67)

Daniel J. Hall (born 1952) is an American poet.


Hall's first book, Hermit with Landscape, was selected by James Merrill as winner of the 1989 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition.[1][failed verification]

Hall's second book, Strange Relation, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the 1995 National Poetry Series.[2][failed verification] His latest book is Under Sleep.

He was a judge for the James Laughlin awards.[3]

He currently lives in Amherst, Massachusetts[2][page needed] and was Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College until 2018.[4] He is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.[5]




  • Hermit with Landscape, (Yale, 1990)
  • Strange Relation, National Poetry Series 1995
  • Under Sleep, Phoenix Poets, University of Chicago, 2007, ISBN 978-0-226-31332-0.



“Daniel Hall’s work reminds us that a poet’s sharp-sightedness, the whole business of ‘getting things right,’ is a matter of far more than accuracy. It’s a matter of—inescapably—thanksgiving.[8]

Daniel Hall’s poetry also negotiates autobiography and desire, and much of his new collection, Under Sleep, pairs an impulse to elegy (it is dedicated to his late partner) with a love of perceptual activity, that impressionistic seeing and feeling that comes from the conflicting currents of mind and body and is the backbone of so much lyric poetry.[9]

Highly Recommended[10]


  1. ^ Hall, Daniel (1990), Hermit with Landscape, Yale University Press
  2. ^ a b Hall, Daniel (1996), Strange Relation, Penguin Books
  3. ^ aapone (31 December 1979). "James Laughlin Award". Archived from the original on 23 April 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Faculty & Staff - Hall, Daniel J. - Amherst College".
  5. ^ "About - The Common". 27 January 2012.
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  8. ^ Brad Leithauser, Getting Things Right, The New York Review of Books, Volume 43, Number 14 · September 19, 1996
  9. ^ Getting to the point: Memorable verse ranges from the darkly comic to the impressionistic, The Chicago Tribune, Katie Peterson, August 04, 2007
  10. ^ "MASSBOOKS OF THE YEAR/POETRY" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2009-03-16.

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