One Of America S Finest Poets Joins Forces With One Of Baseball S Most Outrageous Pitchers To Paint A Revealing Portrait Of Our National Game Donald Hall S Forceful, Yet Elegant, Prose Brings Together All The Elements Of Dock Ellis S Story Into A Seamless Whole The Two Of Them, The Pitcher And The Poet, Give Us Remarkable Insight Into The Customs And Culture Of This Closed Clannish World Dock S Keen Vision, Filtered Through Hall S Extraordinary Voice, Shows Us The Hardships And Problems Of The Thinking Athlete In An Unthinking World
Donald Hall was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic He began writing as an adolescent and attended the Bread Loaf Writers Conference at the age of sixteen the same year he had his first work published Donald Hall published numerous books of poetry Besides poetry, Donald Hall wrote books on baseball, the sculptor Henry Moore, and the poet Marianne Moore He was also the author of children s books Hall editedthan two dozen textbooks and anthologies His honors include two Guggenheim fellowships, the Poetry Society of America s Robert Frost Silver medal, a Lifetime Achievement award from the New Hampshire Writers and Publisher Project, and the Ruth Lilly Prize for poetry Hall also served as Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984 to 1989 In December 1993 he and his wife poet Jane Kenyon were the subject of an Emmy Award winning Bill Moyers documentary, A Life Together In the June 2006, Hall was appointed the Library of Congress s fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
- 352 pages
- Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball
- Donald Hall
- 01 July 2019 Donald Hall