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Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991

Author: Hayden Carruth
Publisher: [Port Townsend, Wash.] : Copper Canyon Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991 presents all the lyric, short narrative, comic, meditative, nature, and erotic poetry the poet has chosen from the past forty-five years, including a section of new poems not found in his previous twenty-two books. It is an extraordinary literary event. Hayden Carruth has been one of the most widely published and admired American poets for many years. Noted for the breadth of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Carruth, Hayden, 1921-2008.
Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991.
[Port Townsend, Wash.] : Copper Canyon Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645826214
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hayden Carruth
ISBN: 1556590482 9781556590481 1556590490 9781556590498
OCLC Number: 25246583
Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: From The crow and the heart (1959) --
From The Norfolk poems of Hayden Carruth (1962) --
From Nothing for tigers (1965) --
From The clay hill anthology (1970) --
From From snow and rock, from chaos (1973) --
From If you call this cry a song (1983) --
From Dark world (1974) --
From The Bloomingdale papers (1975 [written 1953]) --
From Brothers, I loved you all (1978) --
From Asphalt Georgics (1985) --
From The oldest killed lake in North America (1985) --
From Sonnets (1989) --
From Tell me again how the white heron rises and flies across the Nacreous River at twilight toward the distant islands (1989) --
New poems (1986-1991).
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Hayden Carruth.

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Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991 presents all the lyric, short narrative, comic, meditative, nature, and erotic poetry the poet has chosen from the past forty-five years, including a section of new poems not found in his previous twenty-two books. It is an extraordinary literary event. Hayden Carruth has been one of the most widely published and admired American poets for many years. Noted for the breadth of his linguistic and formal resources, influenced by jazz and the blues, Carruth gives his poems--whether sexual political, or narrative--a philosophical resonance that raises them beyond the ego-centered narrowness of much contemporary writing and makes them powerfully moving. Carruth is a New Englander (now living in New York), and many of his best-known poems are about the people and places of northern Vermont. His explorations of rural poverty and hardship, sometimes grim, sometimes funny, are deeply informed by political radicalism and cultural responsibility. Carruth has been editor of Poetry, poetry editor of Harper's, for many years advisory editor of The Hudson Review, and his influential anthology, The Voice That Is Great Within Us, is the standard collection of 20th-century American poetry. He has published one novel and three collections of essays. He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bollingen Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts (including a 1988 Senior Fellowship), and his work has won many prizes and awards, including the Lenore Marshall/Nation Poetry Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Governor's Medal from the State of Vermont.

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