Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey: Poems, 1991-1995

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Copper Canyon Press, 1996 - Poetry - 101 pages
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There can be no doubt that Hayden Carruth is one of the pre-eminent American poets of the late twentieth century. In these poems written since publication of his Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, he speaks with intimate and urgent clarity of love late in life, and in heartrending poems addresses his daughter's struggle against cancer. In others he engages the loves, friendships, and social concerns of a lifetime. With passion and pathos and great good humor, in poems that could only be written by a mature poet at the height of his powers, Carruth achieves a nobility of vision that is rare in any age.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Entertaining, engaging, and accessable while still betraying a surprising depth. This is a poetry collection I'd recommend to all readers of poetry, beginning or otherwise. It's humor is catching, and the work is both graceful and inspiring. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Read full review

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

A great read and was the National Book Award winner. Hayden has a down to earth style of writing and makes poetry an easy read with many of his poems. Read full review


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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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