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In a career spanning six decades, Hayden Carruth has served poetry in every conceivable capacity. His oeuvre includes forty books of poetry and criticism, a novel, and one of the most celebrated and influential anthologies of the last half of this century, The Voice That Is Great Within Us.
Carruth was a long-time resident of Vermont and now lives in upstate New York, where he taught for many years in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University. Carruth won the 1996 National Book Award for Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey, and his Collected Shorter Poems: 1946–1991 received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a nomination for the National Book Award. He has been the editor of Poetry, poetry editor of Harper’s, and for twenty-five years an advisory editor of The Hudson Review. The Bollingen, Guggenheim, and Lannan Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, have awarded fellowships to Carruth, and he has been presented with the Lenore Marshall/The Nation Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the Vermont Governor’s Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award, the Whiting Award, and the Ruth Lily Prize.
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Toward the Distant Islands
New & Selected Poems
This “portable Carruth” gathers the essential poems from a major American poet, presenting lyrics, short and long narratives, comic, meditative, erotic poems, and reflections on the natural world. Note: signed by the editor, Sam Hamill.
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