John Witte is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Second Nature (University of Washington Press, 2008), and the editor of The Collected Poems of Hazel Hall (Oregon State University Press, 2000). He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Oregon, where he has edited Northwest Review for thirty years.
Hazel Hall (1886-1924)
Hazel Hall was recognized in the early decades of the twentieth century as a major Northwest poet, widely admired and anthologized in America and England. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 7, 1886, Hall moved to the bustling city of Portland as a small girl. She was an …