Collected interviews with a major American poet, writer, editor, anthologist, and teacher
About the authors
John Martin-Joy is a psychiatrist and former book editor. He is author of Diagnosing from a Distance: Debates over Libel Law, Media, and Psychiatric Ethics from Barry Goldwater to Donald Trump and several scholarly articles on literature and on psychiatry.
Allan Cooper has published a dozen books of poetry, including, The Alma Elegies, Gabriel’s Wing and Singing the Flowers Open. He has twice won the Alfred G. Bailey Award for poetry and received the Peter Gzowski Award in 1994. He is the founder of Owls Head Press and has been the editor of the intermittently-published literary journal Germination since 1982, when he took it over from Harry Thurston. Cooper is also a songwriter and performer. His recent musical projects include Rosedale and Songs for a Broken World. He lives in Alma, New Brunswick.
Richard Rohfritch was educated at Wesleyan University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is compiling and editing a new bibliography of Donald Hall, based in part on interviews with Hall at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of Conversations with Donald Hall, surely by design, is that the reader can hear from the poet himself as he examines his life, art, and influences at every stage of a long career.
The Southern Register