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Donald Hall

Reading at Penn, Creative Writing Series, September 26, 1995

Complete Video Recording

  1. Introduction (2:57): MP3
  2. Afternoon at MacDowell (3:43): MP3
  3. Without (4:41): MP3
  4. Prophecy (9:17): MP3
  5. From "Baseball" (10:31): MP3
  6. The Man in the Dead Machine (2:07): MP3
  7. On humor (3:05): MP3
  8. On prophecy (3:27): MP3
  9. On work (4:48): MP3
  10. On love poems (2:16): MP3
  11. On composition (14:20): MP3
  12. Words from England (2:09): MP3
  13. My Son, My Executioner (2:25): MP3
  14. On free verse (5:18): MP3
  15. When the Young Husband (3:21): MP3
  16. Let Many Bad Poets (3:17): MP3
  17. It Was Sigmund (2:33): MP3
  18. Winter's Asperity Mollifies (3:27): MP3
  19. Camilla, Never Ask (0:40): MP3
  20. The Times Are Propitious (4:08): MP3
  21. Names of Horses (4:17): MP3
  • Complete Recording (1:34:19): MP3

Reading as a Kelly Writers House Fellow, April 16, 2007

  1. Introduction by Al Filreis (4:24): MP3
  2. Introduction by Jane Sussman (4:04): MP3
  3. White Apples and the Taste of Stone (4:50): MP3
  4. Self-Portrait as a Bear (1:33): MP3
  5. Ox-Cart Man (2:21): MP3
  6. Names of Horses (3:08): MP3
  7. To a Waterfowl (3:06): MP3
  8. Mr. Wakeville on Interstate 90 (2:44): MP3
  9. The Routine (0:34): MP3
  10. Without (5:27): MP3
  11. Letter With No Address (5:31): MP3
  12. Weeds and Peonies (2:41): MP3
  13. Wool Squares (1:22): MP3
  14. The Wish (1:08): MP3
  15. Death Work (1:20): MP3
  16. Distressed Haiku (0:56):MP3
  17. Affirmation (1:33): MP3
  18. Witnesses' House (3:01): MP3
  19. Tennis Ball (1:21): MP3
  20. Olives (2:56): MP3

Discussion as a Kelly Writers House Fellow, April 17, 2007

  1. on Kearsarge and permanence (6:50): MP3
  2. on "Dread" and talking about death (3:45): MP3
  3. reading "Dread" (1:28): MP3
  4. writing about cancer as a way to transcend cancer (2:49): MP3
  5. DH's relation to the modernists and how they affected his work (6:32): MP3
  6. on elegy (2:16): MP3
  7. on the language of death and euphemisms (3:40): MP3
  8. on varying free verse line over the length of his career: MP3
  9. on the unconscious work that goes into poems (1:12): MP3
  10. on his own audacity in relation to writing (3:32): MP3
  11. on the origins of his earlier dialogue-based poems (2:54): MP3
  12. on baseball writing (4:14): MP3
  13. on learning poetry yourself (2:07): MP3
  14. on his writing process (3:00): MP3
  15. on the conclusion of Life Work (1:11): MP3
  16. reading "This Poem" (2:59): MP3

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