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Scrambled Eggs Whiskey is Hayden Carruths most recent collection of works Published in 1996 it reflects a dark boozed washed view of the world throw the eyes of a 76- year-old man His works reflect his personal experiences and his opinion on world events Despite technical merit Carruth works have become depressing Hayden Carruth is a child of the depression born in Vermont in 1921 where he lived for many tears He now lives in upstate New York where he taught in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University until his recent retierment He has published twenty-nine books mostly of poetry but also a novel four books of criticism and anthologies as well Four of his most recent books are Selected Essays Reviews Collected Longer Poems Collected Shorter Poems 1946-1991 and Suicides and Jazzers He edited poetry for Poetry Harpers and for 20 years The Hudson Review He has received fellowships from the Bollingen Foundation the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts most recently in 1995 a Lannan Literary Fellowship He has won many awords including the Lenore Marshall Award the Paterson Poetry Prize the Vermont Governors Medal the Carl Sandburg Award the Whiting Award the Ruth Lily Prize the National Book Award and The National Book Critics Circle Award for Collected Shorter Poems 1946-1991 In Another Carruth comments on the goal of poetry He begins by dismissing truth and beauty Truth and beauty were never the aims of proper poetry and the era which proclaimed them was a brutal era -Another
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