Eagle Pond: Word and Image

pond and mountains

March 22 - June 25, 2010
The exhibit Eagle Pond: Word and Image, combined poems by former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall and photographs by Sheila Pallay. Hall taught at the University of Michigan before moving in 1975 to New Hampshire with his wife, the poet Jane Kenyon, to the farm on Eagle Pond where he had spent summers as a child, an experience he memorialized in String Too Short to be Saved.

Hall published 15 books of poetry, including Kicking the Leaves, and more than 20 books of prose, including Unpacking the Boxes. He is known by many for his children’s book Ox-Cart Man. He was Poet Laureate of New Hampshire from 1984-1989 and served as US Poet Laureate from 2006-2007. The Donald Hall Papers are held at the University of New Hampshire.

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