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Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon Discuss their Marriage and Work.

Two poets, married to one another, coming to grips with illness and mortality: Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon. Hall's new memoir of life on his New Hampshire farm and his "absorbedness" with writing are the subject of his new book "Life Work" (Beacon Press). Halfway through its completion, Hall was diagnosed with liver cancer; the following surgery and recovery provided rich material for his work and Kenyon's: a new book of poems entitled "Constance" (Graywolf Press).


Other segments from the episode on September 1, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 1, 1993: Interview with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon; Interview with Jack Sheldon; Review of Carol De Chellis Hill's book "Henry James' Midnight Song."


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