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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry

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Donald Hall's remarkable life in poetry -- a career capped by his appointment as U.S. poet laureate in 2006 -- comes alive in this richly detailed, self-revealing memoir. Hall's invaluable record of the making of a poet begins with his childhood in Depression-era suburban Connecticut, where he first realized poetry was "secret, dangerous, wicked, and delicious," and ends with what he calls "the planet of antiquity," a time of life dramatically punctuated by his appointment as poet laureate of the United States. Hall ...

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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
2009, Mariner Books, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780547247946

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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
2008, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780618990658

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