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Donald Hall is the fourteenth Poet Laureate of the United States
The author of more than two dozen books of poems and of prose, including White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006, Hall has garnered many honors. Among them are the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry for The One Day and the L. L. Winship/PEN New England Award for his poetry collection Without, which was written for Jane Kenyon during and after her illness. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hall continues to inhabit the New Hampshire farmhouse where he and Jane Kenyon lived together.

White Apples and the Taste of Stone
White Apples and the Taste of Stone
by Donald Hall

"The publication of 226 selected poems in White Apples and the Taste of Stone comes as a welcome and needed reminder of the expansiveness and weight of [Donald Hall's] output. It is also an opportunity to enjoy the delightful variety of his work and the sheer charm of his voice. This hefty book, accompanied by a CD of Hall reading some of his work, is a physical and literary manifestation of his importance, not only as an authority on grief but as a major figure in the canon of contemporary American poetry . . . the most generous array of this poet's work to date, plus a bonus of almost twenty new poems." — Washington Post Book World

The Poetic Voice
Listen to Houghton Mifflin poets read from and discuss their work

Houghton Mifflin presents The Poetic Voice, a new podcast series that offers poetry lovers everywhere an opportunity to hear celebrated poets reading and talking about their work.

Houghton Mifflin’s commitment to poetry spans well over one hundred years.
In the nineteenth century, we published the verse of Amy Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. In the twentieth century, we published such distinguised poets as Elizabeth Bishop, Anne Sexton, and C. K. Williams, among others. Today, Houghton Mifflin continues this proud tradition, publishing the work of modern masters such as Galway Kinnell, Mary Oliver, Michael Collier, and Donald Hall.

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