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Hayden Carruth dies at 87

Hayden Carruth, prize winning poet and literary critic, died Monday at the age of 87. In his long lifetime, he published more than thirty books of poetry, countless criticisms and essays, a novel, and two poetry anthologies. He received the National Book Award in 1996 for his collections of poems, Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey. He […]

Reginald Shepherd, dead at 45

The poet Reginal Shepherd died late September 10th. Shepherd had been fighting cancer for some time now, and learned six days prior to his death that it could no longer be treated. Shepherd was the author of several books of poetry as well as a memoir, Orpheus in the Bronx: Essays on Identity, Politics, and […]