Toward the distant islands

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Copper Canyon Press,
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2006.
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"Carruth [is] one of the lasting literary signatures of our time."-- Library Journal (starred review)

"Carruth...contains multitudes."-- Booklist (starred review)

"Carruth is a people's poet... a virtuoso of form."-- The Nation

This "portable Carruth" gathers new poems with the essential works from a major American poet. Included are lyrics, short narratives, comic, meditative, and erotic poems that engage politics, music, rural poverty, and the cultural responsibility of artists. As Sam Hamill writes in the introduction:

"Carruth's great body of work is a world... Like the jazz he so loves, his poetry ranges from the formal to the spontaneous, from local vernacular to righteous oratory, from beautiful complexity to elegant understatement."

From "A Few Dilapidated Arias"

"Our crumbling civilization"-a phrase I have used often during recent years, in letters to friends, even in words for public print. And what does it mean? Can a civilization crumble? At once appears the image of an old slice of bread, stale and hard, green with mold, shaped roughly like the northeastern United States, years old or more, so hard and foul that even my pal Maxie, the shepherd/husky cross who eats everything, won't touch it. And it is crumbling, turning literally into crumbs, as the millions of infinitesimal internal connecting fibers sever and loosen. The dust trickles and seeps away.

Hayden Carruth , a longtime resident of Vermont, currently lives in upstate New York, where he taught at Syracuse University. His many honors include the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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