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Couple buys poet Donald Hall’s New Hampshire home

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Poet Donald Hall poses for a portrait at his home in Wilmot, NH. The home belonged to his great-grandparents and was built in 1803. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/File 2018

WILMOT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple has bought the former home of poet Donald Hall, who died last year.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports Lynne Monroe and her husband, Frank Whittemore, bought the farmhouse in Wilmot for $395,000. The property is featured prominently in Hall’s work.

The couple is working with a coalition of nonprofits and private individuals interested in memorializing Hall’s life and legacy in New Hampshire.

Hall, who published more than 50 books, from poetry and drama to biography and memoirs, was the nation’s poet laureate from 2006-2007. Some of his belongings recently were sold at auction.

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