Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth (1921–2008) lived for many years in northern Vermont, then moved to upstate New York, where he taught in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University. He published twenty-four books of poetry, a novel, four books of criticism, and two anthologies. He served as the editor of Poetry, poetry editor of Harper’s, and for twenty-five years as an advisory editor of The Hudson Review. The Bollingen, Guggenheim, and Lannan Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, awarded fellowships to Carruth.


Awards and Honors

National Book Award, 1996

Lannan Literary Award, 1996

National Book Critics Circle Award, 1992

Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, 1990

Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, 1987

Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, 1979

Paterson Poetry Prize

Vermont Governor’s Medal

Carl Sandburg Award

Whiting Award