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Hayden Carruth (Listener's Guide Series)by Copper Canyon Press
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This new seventy-minute recording features Hayden Carruth reading thirty poems from his Collected Shorter Poems, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey, which won the National Book Award. The selection spans, in roughly chronological order, his celebrated career of more than fifty years. To hear Carruth give voice to poems suchg as "The Cows at Night," "Marvin McCabe," and "Regarding Chainsaws" is a rare gift.
In addition to the National Book Award Hayden Carruth has been awarded a National Book Critics Circle Award, a 1995 Lannan Literary Award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the NEA, among many other honors. The author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, he is a former editor of Poetry and former poetry editor for Harper's. He lives in Munnsville, New York.
Many book discussion groups relish the prospect of reading a difficult novel or nonfiction work, but poetry still holds a degree of intimidation. Once good poetry is heard, however, most people feel compelled to read it.
The first four compact discs in Copper Canyon's new audio series feature poets reading from their own poetry and are intended to introduce new poetry readers to the joys of the genre. Designed with book discussion groups in mind — but suited for beginners and avid poetry readers alike — each recording is accompanied by a booklet discussing poetry, poetic forms, and the individual work of the poets featured in the recordings.
For customers new to poetry or for the most avid poetry reader, these recordings are a must.
Recorded in an old barn in upstate New York, this Carruth retrospective presents the poet in a dramatic, beautiful recording.
An audio selection of the esteemed poet's most popular works, as read by the author.
About the Author
Hayden Carruth is the author of twenty-five books of poetry, a novel, four books of criticism, and two anthologies, and has held fellowships from the Bollingen, Guggenheim and Lannan foundations, as well as the NEA. His many awards include the National Book Award for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Award.
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