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Robert Hayden (1913 – 1980)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century

African-American poet; poetry consultant to the Library of Congress

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Criticism about Robert Hayden

Answering “The Waste Land”: Robert Hayden and the Rise of the African American Poetic Sequence
“Issues discussed concern the influence of African-American poet Robert Hayden, focusing on Hayden’s critical and political reception.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Brian Conniff
From: African American Review Fall 1999
Robert Hayden’s Epic of Community
This review of Hayden’s writing career looks particularly at the role played by his unpublished work The Black Spear.
Contains: Criticism
Author: Benjamin Friedlander
From: MELUS Fall, 1998

Biographical sites about Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden
This page from the companion web site to XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia’s “Introduction to Poetry” text includes a biography, critical overview, and bibliography of the poet.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Commentary
Author: XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia
Robert Hayden
Provides a brief biographical sketch of the poet, and the full text of several poems.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Webliography, Pictures
Author: Academy of American Poets

Other sites about Robert Hayden

Re-centering: The Turning of the Tide and Robert Hayden
Author: Glaysher, Frederick

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