Collected Poems of Robert Hayden

Collected Poems of Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden


a wonderful physique of labor celebrating the centennial of 1 of an important African-American poets of the 20 th century.Robert Hayden used to be probably the most vital American poets of the 20th century. He left in the back of a fantastic physique of labor, amassed during this definitive variation, together with A Ballad of Remembrance, Words within the Mourning Time, The Night-Blooming Cereus, Angle of Ascent, and American Journal, which was once nominated for a countrywide ebook Award. additionally integrated is an creation through American poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, in addition to an afterword by means of Arnold Rampersad that gives a serious and old context. In Hayden's paintings the actualities of historical past and tradition grew to become the launching locations for flights of mind's eye and intelligence. His voice—characterized via musical diction and a good looking feeling for the formality of pattern—is a seminal one in American lifestyles and literature.

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