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poet , English literature educator

Hugh Ogden, American English literature educator, poet. National Education Association Poetry fellow 1993, UCross residency fellow UCross Foundation, 1994, MacDowell residency fellow MacDowell Colony, 1995; poetry grantee Connecticut Commision on Arts, 1990. Secretary Glastonbury (Connecticut) Land Heritage Coalition, 1990-1994.


Ogden, Hugh was born on March 11, 1937 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harold S. and Ethel (Yokes) Ogden.


Bachelor, Haverford College, 1959;Master of Arts, New York University, 1961;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1967.


Ogden was a 1959 graduate of Haverford College. He taught at Michigan and then for four decades at Trinity College in Hartford. While at Trinity, Ogden co-founded the College’s creative writing program in 1968.

Ogden died on December 31, 2006, after falling through the ice on Rangeley Lake in Oquossoc, Maine.


  • Ogden has written an estimated 400 to 500 poems, many of which have been published in small presses and magazines, and he has won a National Endowment for the Arts grant and two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowships. In 1998, Ogden was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry.



Secretary Glastonbury (Connecticut) Land Heritage Coalition, 1990-1994.


Married Ruth Simpson, March 19, 1960 (divorced 1975). Children: Cynthia, David, Katherine.

Harold S. Ogden

Ethel (Yokes) Ogden

Ruth Simpson

Cynthia Ogden

David Ogden

Katherine Ogden