Monday, July 24, 2006

Donald Hall -- New Poet Laureate

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the appointment of Donald Hall to be the Library’s 14th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. To read more details, go to

Hall’s tenure will begin in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary series in October with a reading of his work and an appearance at the National Book Festival in DC September 30, 2006. To read more about Hall and his accomplishments, go to
His biography can be found at

45 volumes of his poetry, textbooks, children’s books, and other works he has produced are available via the online catalog (iPAC) through the Shawnee Library System. Type Hall, Donald into the search bar at