April 10, 2007
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Daniel Hall, a writer-in-residence at Amherst College and the author of a new collection, Under Sleep (2007), will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hall’s reading is free and open to the public.

Hall’s first book, Hermit with Landscape (1990), was chosen by James Merrill for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and his second, Strange Relation (1996), was selected for The National Poetry Series. Of his newest, Under Sleep, Richard Wilbur praises the collection’s “rich account of consciousness and of the density of any experience,” and Stephen Yenser calls it a “splendid new book, at once so sad, witty and exquisitely made.

Hall, who has taught at Amherst since the spring of 2000, began writing in 1979. He received the Great Lakes College Association New Writer Award in 1990, an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant in 1991, an award from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1995 and the Whiting Foundation Award in 1998-99. He also was awarded a 2002 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Hall’s poems, memoirs and book reviews have been published in the National Poetry Series, the Yale Review, Verse and Parnassus.

The Amherst College Creative Writing Center sponsors a yearly reading series featuring both emerging and established authors. For more information, see their Website at www.amherst.edu/~cwc/ or please call 413/542-8200.