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 & 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.