Donald Hall

Former Poet Laureate and U-M Press Author Donald Hall dies at 89

by Charles Watkinson June 25, 2018

Donald Hall’s passing not only marks a great loss for the world of poetry but for the University of Michigan community. He was a member of the University’s faculty for 17 years and the author or editor of multiple Press books. His influence continues as the following tribute from Ariel Everitt shows. Ariel is a current U-M student in English and Creative Writing and is a marketing intern at the Press this summer: “Donald Hall, admirer of the rural and one of the last masters of his poetic generation, died Saturday night at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, […]

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From the Vault: A Glimpse at the Original Poets on Poetry Volumes

by Mikala Carpenter July 8, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press.  One of the Press’s most […]

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UM Press celebrates 35th anniversary of the Poets on Poetry series

by Trade Marketing December 22, 2010

As 2011 approaches, the University of Michigan Press prepares to don its party hat for the 35th anniversary of Poets on Poetry. The series is a collection of critical works by contemporary poets, along with the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation, conceived in 1976 by poet, editor, and critic Donald Hall. The series editors are currently Marilyn Hacker and Annie Finch, and the series is overseen by UM Press editor Ellen Bauerle, producing three to five volumes a year. In the past 35 years, Hall’s vision for the series has been […]

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