New Poet Laureate Hails from New Hampshire

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Poet Donald Hall outside his farmhouse.

Poet Donald Hall writes of farmlife in New Hampshire and often of his late wife, the poet Jane Kenyon. Nancy Cameron/Library of Congress hide caption

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The new poet laureate of the United States will be introduced Wednesday. The poems of Donald Hall, a New Hampshire native, have been compared to those of Robert Frost. He will succeed Nebraskan Ted Kooser.

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