The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm, Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire. In 2010, President Obama honored Donald Hall with the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. Government.
New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Donald Hall is expected to attend.
The awards presentation will include a reading from Frank Bidart and a conversation with Virginia Prescott, host of Word of Mouth and the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop podcast from NHPR.
This event will be held at the Capitol Center for the Arts.
Cost: $10 general admission; $5 for students. Purchase tickets online through November 25, or at the door.