Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth

Woodbury, Connecticut
Hayden Carruth
Woodbury, Connecticut
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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. ...
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I, I, I
First, the self. Then, the observing self.
The self that acts and the self that watches. This
The starting point, the place where the mind begins,
Whether the mind of an individual or
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
Scrambled Eggs And Whiskey
Scrambled eggs and whiskey
in the false-dawn light. Chicago,
a sweet town, bleak, God knows,
but sweet. Sometimes. And
Saturday At The Border
"Form follows function follows form . . . , etc."

--Dr. J. Anthony Wadlington
February Morning
The old man takes a nap
too soon in the morning.
His coffee cup grows cold.


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