Hazel Hall

Hazel Hall was an American poet who spent her career in Portland, Oregon. The Oregon Book Award is named for her and fellow Oregon poet, William Stafford. She started writing poetry in her 20s and published her first poem in 1916. She is sometimes referred to as the “Emily Dickinson of Oregon.” Read more of Hazel Hall’s Biography.

Hours

‘Hours’ by Hazel Hall describes how a speaker experinces hours which are like “cities,” “forbidden music” and “mellow” in tone.