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Donald Hall TUE, FEB 17, 2009, 7:30 PM Benaroya Hall \ Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall

One of the major poets of his generation and former Poet Laureate, Donald Hall is the author of numerous books of poetry, including, most recently, White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006, The Painted Bed, and Without: Poems, which was published on the third anniversary of his wife and fellow poet Jane Kenyon's death.

*Special Patron reception at Randy Haye's studio! The patron reception will take place at Hayes' studio in the South Lake Union neighborhood, and will provide patrons with an opportunity to enjoy conversation with Donald Hall in a unique artist environment. Originally from Mississippi, award-winning artist Randy Hayes has used photographs as source material for his paintings for several decades. In 1991, he began to paint directly onto the photographs, addressing how distance and time alter memory. Hayes work appears in several prominent collections, among them Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art.

Yusef Komunyakaa
Poetry Series, Poet Yusef Komunyakaa chats with a Writers in the Schools student reader. Photo by Libby Lewis