United States President Barack Obama presents the 2010 National Medal of Arts Medal to poet Donald Hall in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on March 2, 2011. President Obama awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 20 honorees. The citation, read "The 2010 National Medal of Arts to Donald Hall for his extensive contributions to American poetry. Through an illustrious career and as a Poet Laureate of the United States from 2006 to 2007, Mr. Hall’s work has inspired Americans and enhanced the role of poetry in our national life."
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