Donald Andrew Hall

Memories of Wilmot: Donald Andrew Hall

This interview of Wilmot’s most famous poet, Donald Andrew Hall Jr., by Gail Matthews and Stephanie Perkins Wheeler of Kearsarge Valley Magazine was originally aired in August of 1990 and is republished here with permission.

Former Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 2006-2007 and of New Hampshire from 1984–1989, Donald Hall died on June 23, 2018, at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, where he hayed with his grandfather during boyhood summers and later cultivated a writer’s life.

Additional Resources

Bill Moyers Interview: A Life Together: Donald Hall and Jane KenyonDecember 1993

NHPR spoke to Donald about his work again and again. Listen to a selection of NHPR’s favorite conversations with Hall: Conversations with Poet Donald Hall, New Hampshire’s Adopted Native Son


Interview by: Gail Matthews and Stephanie Perkins Wheeler of Kearsarge Valley Magazine

Filmed in the home of Donald Hall in Wilmot, New Hampshire

“Eagle Farm” by Lindy Heim
“Donald Andrew Hall Portrait” by Leslie Tuttle

“Ascending the Vale”
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Produced by Kearsarge Valley Magazine
Copyright 1990 Kearsarge Valley Magazine

2018 video editing by Theresa Chamberland of StoryCatcher Studios