Interview with James Baker Hall, July 11, 1991

Project: Kentucky Writers Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Hall talks about the initial inspiration that got him started into writing and the childhood experiences that he aims to understand with his works. He discusses his time teaching poetry and photography at MIT and at the University of Connecticut. He expresses his views on the idea of art, writing, the nature of poetry, The New Yorker magazine, creativity, and teaching. He also discusses his upcoming works, including the autobiographical "Saying Grace."

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1991oh348_kw028

Interviewee Name

James Baker Hall

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L. Elisabeth Beattie

Interview Date

1991-07-11

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Hall, James Baker Interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. 11 Jul. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hall, J.B. (1991, July 11). Interview by L. E. Beattie. Kentucky Writers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hall, James Baker, interview by L. Elisabeth Beattie. July 11, 1991, Kentucky Writers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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