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Robert Hayden (1913-1980) was an important 20th-century African-American poet, whose work included "American Journal" (nominated for a National Book Award). An introduction to this collection provides a biographical portrait of Hayden and a critical context in which to explore his poetry.
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Robert Hayden received numerous awards including a Hopwood Award, the Grand Prize for Poetry at the First World Festival of Negro Arts, and the Russell Loines Award for distinguished poetic achievement from the National Institute of Arts and Letters.Review:
This may be the most addictive journalism book ever: dozens of glittering columns on topics Olympic and ordinary, most produced on deadline by a pantheon of outstanding writers, a collection that should squash any doubts that journalism should be literature. 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. — Booklist
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 (New York Times Book Review)
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. — Michael S. Harper
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Book Description Liveright Publishing Corporati, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110871406519
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