Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems

Angle of Ascent New and Selected Poems In his new poems as before but with a new mixture of modes Hayden takes up celebrates and contends with the history of his people He is involved with his Black Americanness without being confine

  • Title: Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems
  • Author: Robert Hayden
  • ISBN: 9780871401069
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his new poems, as before, but with a new mixture of modes, Hayden takes up, celebrates, and contends with the history of his people He is involved with his Black Americanness, without being confined by it The famous story elements can be found here but above all a renewed delight in the revelatory possibilities of the languages In addition to the new poems, all the bIn his new poems, as before, but with a new mixture of modes, Hayden takes up, celebrates, and contends with the history of his people He is involved with his Black Americanness, without being confined by it The famous story elements can be found here but above all a renewed delight in the revelatory possibilities of the languages In addition to the new poems, all the best of Hayden s earlier work is here, including much that has for too long been unavailable.

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    1. I was drawn to this book because of the influence that Hayden has visibly exerted on many of today's most exciting poets -- poets like Eduardo Corral and Erica Dawson, to name just a couple.Hayden's poems, especially those from the earlier part of his career, tend to be written in an unimpeachably concise, meditatively paced, formally deliberate mode that at times reminded me strongly of his contemporary (and fellow Midwesterner) Lorine Niedecker. Although he rarely uses rhyme or meter, Hayden i [...]

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