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Friday, 21 October 2016

DOUBLE SOLITUDE, Donald Hall, The New Yorker

Recommended, the honest thoughts of a solitary American poet at 87. "Double Solitude", from The New Yorker.

About Donald Hall (Poetry Foundation)

Four short poems

After Horace (Odes III, 5)

An interview at 86 (NPR Books)

From Wikipedia: "After leaving Harvard, Hall went to Oxford for two years, to study for the B.Litt. He was editor of the magazine Oxford Poetry, as literary editor of Isis, as editor of New Poems, and as poetry editor of  The Paris Review. At the end of his first Oxford year, Hall also won the university's Newdigate Prize, awarded for his long poem, 'Exile'."

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