A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI! Former US Poet Laureate Donald Hall answers Michael's call and then your weekly dose of All the News That Isn't, Thanks For the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!
Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard and Oxford, Hall is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Regarded as a "plainspoken, rural poet," Hall's work "explores the longing for a more bucolic past and reflects the poet's abiding reverence for nature."
Michael calls up the former US Poet Laureate to chat about poetry, sex, cheerleaders, aging and so much more!
Michael reads the Feldman Family Annual Report, looking back over the year that was. Remembering Tina the puggle introducing Bella the poogle, updating on what Sandy, and the Feldman young women are up to and then we turn to listeners that call in to share their Christmas letters.