Hayden Carruth (Hayden Carruth)

Hayden Carruth

Poet. The author of more than 30 books,  he was noted for his verse reflecting the struggles of life. Carruth won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry for “Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey” (1996). “Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991”,  which received the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry in 1992,  is considered his masterpiece. He also wrote prose collections and nonfiction works for the University of Chicago Press and was the editor of Poetry Magazine. In 2002, he was awarded the Vermont State Governor’s Medal for his contributions to poetic diction. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)


  • August, 03, 1921
  • USA


  • September, 09, 2008
  • USA


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