DONALD HALL is commonly known as one of the most important poets of his generation. An editor and anthologist, he has written in a wide range of genres outside of poetry, including short fiction, memoir, criticism, sports, drama and children’s writing. His collections of poetry include, among others, Kicking the Leaves, The One Day, Without, and two volumes of selected poems. Among his many books of prose are such memorable titles as String Too Short To Be Saved, and Their Ancient Glittering Eyes. Hall has received several awards for his work, including the Frost Medal, The Ruth Lily Prize, the Caldecott Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A former poet laureate of New Hampshire, he has also served as Poet Laureate of the United States, and in 2010 was awarded the National Medal of the Arts.