Hayden Carruth


Born
in Woodbury, Connecticut, The United States
August 03, 1921

Died
September 29, 2008

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Hayden Carruth (August 3, 1921 – September 29, 2008) was an American poet and literary critic. The novelist of the same name (1862-1932) was his grandfather. He taught at Syracuse University.

Hayden Carruth grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut, and was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at the University of Chicago. He lived in Johnson, Vermont for many years. Carruth taught at Syracuse University, in the Graduate Creative Writing Program, where he taught and mentored many younger poets, including Brooks Haxton and Allen Hoey. He resided with his wife, poet Joe-Anne McLaughlin Carruth near the small central New York village of Munnsville. He wrote for over sixty years. Carruth died from complications following a seri
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More books by Hayden Carruth…
“Why speak of the use
of poetry? Poetry
is what uses us.”
Hayden Carruth, Toward the Distant Islands: New and Selected Poems

“A poem is not an expression, nor
it is an object. Yet it somewhat
partakes of both. What a poem is
Is never to be known, for which I
have learned to be grateful.”
Hayden Carruth

“On Being Asked to Write a Poem Against the War in Vietnam

Well I have and in fact
more than one and I'll
tell you this too

I wrote one against
Algeria that nightmare
and another against

Korea and another
against the one
I was in

and I don't remember
how many against
the three

when I was a boy
Abyssinia Spain and
Harlan county

and not one
breath was restored
to one

shattered throat
mans womans or childs
not one not

one
but death went on and on
never looking aside

except now and then like a child
with a furtive half-smile
to make sure I was noticing.”
Hayden Carruth

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