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Donald Hall

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Net worth 2018: $1.3 Billion
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 September 1928
Sigh: Libra
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Dartmouth College

Donald Hall was bornon 20 September 1928 in United States. Donald Hall is the chairman of Hallmark Cards, the St. Louis-based greeting card company founded by his father, Joyce C. Hall (d. 1982) in 1910. Donald became CEO in 1966 and expanded into Crayons (Crayola), real estate (Crown Center shopping complex) and media (Crown Media Holdings, parent of Hallmark Donald Channel). His son Donald Hall, Jr. took over as president and CEO in 2002. Son David is president of Hallmark's North American business. The Hall Family Foundations gives to Kansas City-area organizations focused on arts and education.


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Hall was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama


At the time of his appointment, Hall was profiled in episode of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer that aired on October 16, 2006


Her illness, her death fifteen months later, and Hall's struggle to come to terms with these things, were the subject of his 1998 book, Without


In 1994, he received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for his lifetime achievement


Hall and Kenyon were profiled at their home in a 1993 PBS documentary, "A Life Together," which aired as an episode of "The Bill Moyers Journal


Surgery followed, but by 1992 the cancer had metastasized to his liver


"In 1989, when Hall was in his early sixties, it was discovered that he had colon cancer


He was for five years Poet Laureate of his home state, New Hampshire (1984–89), and can list among the many other honours and awards to have come his way: the Lamont Poetry Prize for Exiles and Marriages (1955), the Edna St Vincent Millay Award (1956), two Guggenheim Fellowships (1963–64, 1972–73), inclusion on the Horn Book Honour List (1986), the Sarah Josepha Hale Award (1983), the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize (1987), the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry (1988), the NBCC Award (1989), the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in poetry (1989), and the Frost Medal (1990)


He has also devoted a lot of time to editing: between 1983 and 1996 he oversaw publication of more than sixty titles for the University of Michigan Press alone


While teaching at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan he met poet Jane Kenyon, whom he married in 1972


In 1968, he signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest" pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War


It examines mourning in 16 long-lined stanzas, alternating catalogue with aphorism, understatement with keened lament: 'How many times will he die in his own lifetime?'Hall served as a member of the editorial board for poetry at the Wesleyan University Press from 1958 to 1964


In 1957, with Robert Pack and Louis Simpson, he edited an anthology which was to make a significant impression on both sides of the Atlantic, New Poets of England and America


He has been nominated for the National Book Award on three separate occasions (1956, 1979 and 1993)


" Early in his career, he became the first poetry editor of The Paris Review (1953–1961), a prominent quarterly literary journal, and was noted for interviewing poets and other authors on their craft


In September, 1952, he married his first wife, Kirby Thompson, with whom he had his son and daughter


He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, then earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1951 and a B


He was married to the late poet and author Jane Kenyon (1947–1995) for 20 years and with whom he lived until her death


It was later juxtaposed with Donald Allen's The New American Poetry 1945–1960


(born September 20, 1928), known as Donald Hall, is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic

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