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Hayden Carruth

B. 1921 D. 2008

3 poems available

My poems, I think, exist in a state of tension between the love of natural beauty and the fear of natural meaninglessness or absurdity. Hayden Carruth

The Mighty Dead


Read by John Fuller
Man - Henry Vaughan - Read by John Fuller
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Whoso list to hunt

Read by Alice Oswald
Whoso list to hunt - Thomas Wyatt - Read by Alice Oswald
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Sailing to Byzantium

Read by Maurice Riordan
Sailing to Byzantium - William Butler Yeats - Read by Maurice Riordan
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Leda and the Swan

Read by Maurice Riordan
Leda and the Swan - William Butler Yeats - Read by Maurice Riordan
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Read by Andrew Motion
Ulysses - Alfred Tennyson - Read by Andrew Motion
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As the Team’s Head-brass

Read by James Fenton
As the Team’s Head-brass - Edward Thomas - Read by James Fenton
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My Last Duchess

Read by Anthony Thwaite
My Last Duchess - Robert Browning - Read by Anthony Thwaite
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Sohrab and Rustum, ll. 857–end - Matthew Arnold - Read by Alan Brownjohn
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Read by Kit Wright
Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Read by Kit Wright
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Fears in Solitude - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Read by Kit Wright
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To Autumn

Read by Andrew Motion
To Autumn - John Keats - Read by Andrew Motion