Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Collected Poems
Robert Hayden

£14.99

Robert Hayden was one of the most important American poets of the twentieth century. He left behind an exquisite body of work, collected in this definitive edition, including A Ballad of Remembrance’, ‘Words in the Mourning Time’, ‘The Night-Blooming Cereus’, ‘Angle of Ascent’, and ‘American Journal’, which was nominated for a National Book Award. Also included is an introduction by American poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, as well as an afterword by Arnold Rampersad that provides a critical and historical context. In Hayden’s work the actualities of history and culture became the launching places for flights of imagination and intelligence. His voice – characterized by musical diction and an exquisite feeling for the formality of pattern–is a seminal one in American life and literature.

Paperback, 240pp
Liveright Publications, 2013
ISBN 9780871406798