Daniel Hall (poet)

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Daniel J. Hall (born 1952) is an award-winning 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][not in citation given]

Hall's second book, Strange Relation, was selected by Mark Doty as winner of the 1995 National Poetry Series.[2][not in citation given] 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 is Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College.[4] He is on the editorial board of the literary magazine The Common, based at Amherst College.[5]






“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". 
  4. ^ "Faculty & Staff - Hall, Daniel J. - Amherst College". 
  5. ^ "About - The Common". 27 January 2012. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  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

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