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Hayden Carruth
Hayden Carruth (photo by Al Campanie, Syracuse Post-Standard)Hayden Carruth (born August 3, 1921 in Waterbury, Connecticut) is an American poet and literary critic. Hayden Carruth grew up in Woodbury, Connecticut[1], was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and at the University of Chicago. For many years, Carruth lived in Johnson, Vermont. Carruth has been writing for 60 years and 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 resides with his wife, poet Joe-Anne McLaughlin Carruth near the small central New York village of Munnsville. His son David lives nearby.

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 ag... [read poem]
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