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Cluster index: Hayden Carruth

‘Contra Mortem’ and ‘Journey to a Known Place’.

Stephen Wiest: ‘Publishing mostly with small presses, and avoiding academia until he was almost 60, his concerns for the poor, rural life, inequality and loneliness became the central subjects of his work. Well regarded for technical mastery of the many forms and modes of his poetry, and never settling on a particular voice, he called his style “miscellaneous”.’