Pulitzer award winner and poet Hayden Carruth dies

October 1st, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by David M N James  

Hayden Carruth, the Pulitzer prize-winning poet is dead. The poet is famous for his penchant for language and a sense of humor.Carruth, who was immensely reputed for his great works died on Tuesday. Carruth lived in Vermont in the 1960s and 70s. He died at his home in New York State aged 87. Hayden Carruth won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Award for Poetry for his book, “Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey” making him an acclaimed poet and an accomplished author Carruth also topped the tables for his exemplary works in writing. He is famous for publishing more than 30 books and was known for his poems about the people and places in northern Vermont. Carruth received the Governor’s ward for excellence in the arts from the Vermont Council on the Arts In 1973 and a Vermont Governor’s Medal. He was honored in 2002, with a series of celebrations around the state for his great works.

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