Poet Donald Hall

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Last week I was fortunate to photograph poet Donald Hall in his 200-year-old farmhouse, Eagle Pond Farm, in Wilmot, New Hampshire. The 85-year-old former U.S. Poet Laureate still writes every day. In December, he will publish another book, Essays After Eighty.
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While I was there, FedEx delivered a box of books, a Spanish translation of his book Without. He signed one for me, while taking a few seconds to pet his cat, Louise.
Donald Hall Fedex and Cat

Louise, and the Medal of Arts, which President Obama presented to Hall in a White House ceremony in March of 2011. (You can view the ceremony here.)
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Donald Hall black & white portrait