Hayden Carruth: A Listener's Guide

Version: Unabridged
Author: Copper Canyon Press , Hayden Carruth
Narrator: Hayden Carruth
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Poetry
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Published In: March 2000
Length: 32 minutes
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Overview

Many book discussion groups relish the prospect of reading a difficult novel or nonfiction work, but poetry still holds a degree of intimidation. Once good poetry is heard, however, most people feel compelled to read it.

The first four compact discs in Copper Canyon's new audio series feature poets reading from their own poetry and are intended to introduce new poetry readers to the joys of the genre. Designed with book discussion groups in mind -- but suited for beginners and avid poetry readers alike -- each recording is accompanied by a booklet discussing poetry, poetic forms, and the individual work of the poets featured in the recordings.

For customers new to poetry or for the most avid poetry reader, these recordings are a must.

Recorded in an old barn in upstate New York, this Carruth retrospective presents the poet in a dramatic, beautiful recording.

Author Details

Author Details

Carruth, Hayden

Hayden Carruth was born on August 3, 1921, in Waterbury, Connecticut, and educated at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Chicago, where he earned a master's degree. His first collection of poems, The Crow and the Heart, was published in 1959. Since then, he published more than thirty books, including Toward the Distant Islands: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2006) and Doctor Jazz: Poems 1996-2000 (2001). Other poetry titles include Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey: Poems, 1991-1995 (1996), which received the National Book Award for Poetry; Collecte