April 6, 1998
What & Who:
Hall's work has won numerous awards, including the 1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry for The One Day, the 1990 Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America for Old and New Poems, and the 1994 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the American Council for the Arts. This impressive string of awards began in 1955 with the selection of his book Exiles and Marriages for the Lamont Poetry Prize. As an anthologist, he edited with Robert Pack The New Poets of England and America that became the touchstone anthology for many poets and readers coming of age in the late 1950s and early 1960s.