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The Best American Poetry 1989

  Donald HallDonald Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928. He graduated from Harvard University in 1951, studied at Oxford, and taught English at the University of Michigan from 1957 until 1975. Since then he has been a free-lance writer of poetry, criticism, sports journalism, biography, college textbooks, essays about the country, and plays. Hall’s recent books include The Ideal Bakery, a collection of short stories (North Point Press, 1987), and The One Day: A Poem in Three Parts, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 1989 (Ticknor & Fields, 1988). He has edited Contemporary American Poetry (Penguin, 1972) and The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes (Oxford, 1981). Twice awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, he received the Lenore Marshall/National Poetry Prize for The Happy Man (Random House, 1986).

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