Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy" of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight.
Author of more than 30 books of poetry and prose, Donald Hall performs dozens of his best-loved poems, together with excerpts from 6 of his works of prose. Bursting with the passion of living, yet reverent of time and place, Hall's evocative style has made him one of America's foremost poets. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert Frost Medal of the Poetry Society of America, and the New England Book Award for nonfiction, and former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire, he gives each listener this gift of words - words painstakingly entwined with energy and love. Donald Hall: Prose and Poetry is a tour de force, an intimate convergence of poet, author, and listener.
Family Affairs explores the memories, lessons, and complications of childhood. Exquisite stories by Peter Moore Smith, Donald Hall, and Mona Simpson are given voice by three superb actors: Gil Bellows, Richard Schiff, and Julianna Margulies.
"Running Wild", by Jeffrey Frank; "The Good Wife”, by Ariel Levy; "Out the Window", by Donald Hall; "Slow and Steady", by William Finnegan; and "Loyalty Oaths", by Anthony Lane.
"Listened to this one all the way through!"