For nearly 40 years, through changes of fashion and form, Donald Hall has stodd in the front rank of American poets. These four autobiographical poems take Hall from his boyhood in New Haven to his education at Exeter and Harvard to his growing acquaintance with poets like Robert Frost and Robert Bly. Through happiness and sorrow, Hall does not fail to tell the truth about himself and the challenges of this time on earth.

The Old Life 1997, Mariner Books, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780395856000

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The Old Life 1996, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395788417

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