Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Robert Hayden
     
 

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An exquisite body of work celebrating the centennial of one of the most important African-American poets of the twentieth century.See more details below

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An exquisite body of work celebrating the centennial of one of the most important African-American poets of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Julius Lester - New York Times Book Review
“When I read his poetry I know that I am in the presence of a man who honors language. His images give the reader a new experience of the world.”
Michael S. Harper
“Hayden was a remembrancer, a poet of faith and superb execution, and one of the best teachers by example one can find in the poetry of the twentieth century, or in any age. His words enhance and engage us as awakened selves, a nation in process, an abiding transcendent world voice.”
Booklist
“This luminescent volume reaffirms the beauty and power of his poetry… An enlightening and exciting reclamation of an essential American poet of suffering and radiance.”
New York Times Book Review - Julius Lester
“When I read his poetry I know that I am in the presence of a man who honors language. His images give the reader a new experience of the world.”
Camila Domonoske - NPR.org
“Hayden's work looks back toward a rich, sympathetically rendered land of abandoned gods, dead beloveds and suffering ancestors… His poems reach us like those echoes, with a sense of immediacy that translates across the years, as if the dead have just walked by.”
New York Times Book Review
“When I read his poetry I know that I am in the presence of a man who honors language. His images give the reader a new experience of the world.”— Julius Lester

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871401380
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/28/1985
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
1.57(w) x 0.35(h) x 0.26(d)

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Michael S. Harper
Hayden was a remembrancer, a poet of faith and superb execution, and one of the best teachers by example one can find in the poetry of the twentieth century, or in any age. His words enhance and engage us as awakened selves, a nation in process, an abiding transcendent world voice.

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