Modern Day Poet with Old Fashioned Style - David Foster Hall

Poet David Foster Hall

Poet David Foster Hall

Friend of Beyond the Cover and poet, David Foster Hall is quite the legend in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  The long-time resident and attorney has the reputation of a gritty negotiator and heartfelt craftsman with a respected reputation - if it's worth doing, take care, and do it the right way.

Hall has published one of his poems about a D.C. historical landmark. Wandering Congressional Cemetery, in local publication, The Hill Rag. 

bones sleep like locusts,
lean into dark like a blink -
marrow-dry, brittle-hard book spines, 
laid out like starched shirts
forgotten by caring, and hate, and love
and one-night stands.

Read the poem in its entirety in the Hill Rag's September issue. We're anticipating seeing more of Hall's writing very soon.