QUIET HOURS

Filmmaker: Paul Szynol, 2018, U.S., 14 mins

Language: English   Subtitles: No

Donald Hall, America’s Poet Laureate and winner of the National Medal of Arts, lives in the fragile space between loneliness and solitude.

Before Donald Hall died in June 2018, the 89 year-old American poet laureate let filmmaker Donald Hall into his home in rural New Hampshire. In the film, Hall reflects on his poetry, in which death, loss and memory are prominent themes, and the one great love of his life: the poet Jane Kenyon, his second wife, who passed away in 1995. The film has a meditative, mournful quality not unlike Hall’s poetry.

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Awards/Appearances: This film appeared in a showcase of cinematic, documentary shorts curated by The Atlantic.

Quiet Hours sponsored by Sebasopol poets Rebecca Evert and Larry Robinson, two poets who reside in Sebastopol.