University professor. Born– February 2, 1934, Union Springs. Parents– Wade and Sarah (Waters) Hall. Education– Troy State College, B.S., 1953; University of Alabama, M.A. 1957; University of Illinois, Ph.D., 1961. Served in U.S. Army, 1954-1956. High school English teacher, Opp; taught at University of Illinois, 1957-1961; University of Florida, 1961-1962; Kentucky Southern College after 1962. Member, American Studies Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Kappa Phi.
Contemporary Authors, Vol. 7.
The High Limb; Poems. Louisville, Ky.; Poetry Press, 1973.
Reflections of the Civil War in Southern Humor. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1962.
Rest of the Dream; the Black Odyssey of Lyman Johnson. Lexington, Ky.; University of Kentucky, 1988.
The Smiling Phoenix; Southern Humor from 1865 to 1914. Gainesville, Fla.; University of Florida Press, 1965.
The Kentucky Book. Louisville, Ky.; Courier-Journal & Louisville Times Co., 1979.
Never Less than Love; Poems, by Joy Bale. Louisville, Ky.; Kentucky Poetry Press, 1973?
This Place Kentucky. Louisville, Ky.; Courier-Journal, 1975.