Remembering those whose words live on
Donald Hall, who died on June 23 at the age of 89, appeared on the cover of Poets & Writers Magazine twice, in 1994 and again in 2014. After his most recent appearance, as the subject of “Turning Time Around” (November/December 2014) by John Freeman, the former U.S. poet laureate and recipient of the National Medal of Arts struck up a correspondence with editor in chief Kevin Larimer. “I have not seen the magazine in a good while, and it is damned good,” he wrote in a letter dated November 4, 2014. “It took me an hour to look through it. I like these many pieces about small presses and small press editors…. Needless to say, I like John Freeman’s piece the best. In all modesty, of course.”
The 2014 profile of Donald Hall is now online at pw.org.