Hayden Carruth | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 10 pages of analysis & critique of Hayden Carruth.
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SOURCE: A review of Collected Shorter Poems, 1946–1991, in The Southern Humanities Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, Winter, 1994, pp. 101-05.

Hoey is a poet, educator, and critic who regularly writes the "Year in Poetry" essay for the CLC Yearbook. In the following review of Collected Shorter Poems, 1946–1991, he provides a positive assessment of the collection, commenting: "[This volume demonstrates what some readers have long known: Hayden Carruth possesses greater range of style, scope of subject, and diversity of formal skills than any other poet working in the United States today."]

Since the publication of his first collection in 1959, Hayden Carruth has issued fifteen book-length volumes of poetry. Unfortunately, he has never had a consistent publisher (although New Directions has served him loyally, issuing three of the thirteen previously published volumes represented [in Collected Shorter Poems, 1946–1991], plus a collection of longer poems), and several of his books have been limited press...

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