Poet/Professor James Allen Hall

Poet James Allen Hall will be the opening act of the 2013 Chestertown Book Festival set to begin Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College. 

Hall’s first book, Now You’re the Enemy, won awards from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers.  New poems have appeared in American Poetry ReviewNew England Review, and Best American Poetry 2012.  He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

This fall, Hall will begin teaching poetry and creative writing at Washington College. This reading will be part of the Chestertown Book Festival and is sponsored by the Sophie Kerr Committee at Washington College. 

Poem sample!

Direction to The Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College . . .