Hugh Ogden was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1937 and has degrees from Haverford College, NYU, and the University of Michigan (PhD). He's published five books of poetry [Looking for History (1991), Two Roads and this Spring (1993), Gift (1998), Windfalls (1996), and Natural Things (1998)], a tape recording of him reading his poetry (1992), a CD of a poetry reading (2003), and has just finished two manuscripts ("Tree Psalms" and "Bringing A Fir Straight Down"). He's won a NEA Writing Fellowship, three Connecticut Commission on the Arts grants, and, during the last ten years, residencies at MacDowell (twice), Djerassi, Hawthornden Castle in Scotland, the Chateau de Lavigny in Switzerland, the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska, and many others. Ogden teaches one course at the Academy for the Arts in Hartford, CT, and full time at Trinity College. He's taught students of all ages (including the elderly, the handicapped, and people in prisons) and lived or spent time on Reservations and Pueblos throughout the West. He can be reached online at hughogden.com or by email at Hugh.Ogden@trincoll.edu, although he advises against email attachments because he is "often on a remote island in Maine with only a cell phone to access mail."
The outside is the inside in poetry and the poem.