Synopses & Reviews
Hayden Carruth, one of the most acclaimed poets of our age, lives his music—finding the perfect low tones of terrible loss and high riffs of family and friendship.
"Carruth keeps getting better."—The New Yorker
"Carruth’s new poems are, essentially, songs of praise and celebrations of beauty; for all the real anguish and pain they record, they remain enactments of a fundamental attitude of faith and wonder."—Times Literary Supplement (London)
"The elegiac gravity of ‘Dearest M—,’ on a daughter’s death, refuses to release us until its final syllable."—Library Journal (starred review)
Now in paperback--Carruth's most recent, prize-winning book. Hayden Carruth, one of the most acclaimed poets of our age, lives his music--finding the perfect low tones of terrible loss and high riffs of family and friendship.
Now in paperback Carruth's most recent, prize-winning book.
About the Author
Hayden Carruth, a long-time resident of Vermont, now lives in upstate New York, where he taught for many years in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University. He has published twenty-four books of poetry, a novel, four books of criticism, and two anthologies. Carruth earned the National Book Award for Scrambled Eggs &Whiskey, and his Collected Shorter Poems: 19461991 won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He has also received the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Vermont Governors Medal, the Whiting Award, and the Ruth Lily Prize.