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John S. Hall

Poet + Author + Singer + Lawyer

John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various disparate incarnations.

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    Funding Grassroots Social Change In East Africa
    Huffington Post - Nov 04, 2015
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    Your Unique Amalgam: On The Fluidity Of Geekhood
    Huffington Post - Jul 18, 2014
  • 15 Ip As To Drink Before You Die
    Huffington Post - Apr 08, 2013
  • Annette John Hall: In Praise Of Being Ready | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011 08 30 Philadelphia Inquirer
    Google News - Aug 30, 2011


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of John S. Hall.


1978 - 1996 3 More Events
1997 ? Hall has released two books, both on Soft Skull Press. The first, 1997's Jesus Was Way Cool, is a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums, plus a never-recorded poem, "Hope." … Read More
In 1998, the new lineup released its "debut" album, Failure, on Shimmy Disc. … Read More
2003 ? In a 2003 missive to his electronic mailing list, Hall explained how he chose his stage name:My stage name is John S. Hall, my original born name is John Charles Hall, but my friends, enemies, and stalkers call me John Hall. … Read More
2004 ? …  He campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the United States presidential election of 2004. … Read More
Hall has long been a vocal opponent of slam poetry, taking issue with such factors as its inherently competitive nature and what he considers its lack of stylistic diversity. In a 2005 interview by Aptowicz, he recalled seeing his first slam, at the Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©: I hated it. … Read More
2006 ? Hall later left the firm to go into solo practice until 2006, when he took a position as a corporate analyst at a law firm.
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