Life work

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Beacon Press, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 123 pages
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The poet discusses his life, offering a meditation on work, describing how craft--be it canning vegetables or writing poems--creates its own discipline and an "absorbedness" that no wage can equal. By the author of Their Ancient Glittering Eyes.

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Donald Hall is a poet, essayist, editor, and a writer of children’s books and memoirs. Life Work is a series of essays about the pure joy he gets out of doing this work. It’s the process of working ... Read full review

Life work

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Trust a poet to write a memoir that is not a memoir but a series of reflections organized around a theme--in this case, the pleasures of work. Hall, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award ... Read full review


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Donald Hall is the author of many children's favorites, including The Ox-Cart Man (a Caldecott Medal winner), I Am the Dog, I Am the Cat and Lucy's Summer, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America (OUP, 1985). He has also written a dozen books of poetry, most recently
Without. He lives on a farm in New Hampshire.