In one of the quieter moments in the expanded edition of his last book, American Journal, Robert Hayden offers a rare, unmediated comment on the trajectory of his life: Resituated in a new context, the texts Hayden purports to quote lose not their appearance of authenticity but their historical authority.
Developed as a Writer Hayden had become interested in writing while he was still in elementary school. The details we are given are more impressionistic, giving us a sense of the young observer through the impressions he received. But he did not deliberately avoid writing about Negroes.
His absorption with the past, especially the black past, provided one axis of subject and theme for him—an absorption that brooked no lost Edens, no nostalgia, but which transformed archetype and artifact into a poetry of revelation.
Davisin Modern Black Poets: The cruelty of art, he alleged, is that it mockingly outlasts those who make it. This distance from social situation is particularly notable when one considers that it was published ina period of increased activity in the African-American community, when the Civil Rights movement was at its height.
Very nearsighted as a boy, Hayden was introverted and spent much of his time reading. Developed as a Writer Hayden had become interested in writing while he was still in elementary school.
On the other hand, the repeated phrase may also sound a note of defiance. O'Higgins, a consultant and researcher at Fisk, had also received a Rosenwald Fellowship.
The introductory leaflet to the series reflects Hayden's view that it expresses opposition "to the chauvinistic, the cultish, to special pleading, to all that seeks to limit and restrict creative expression. I suppose I could say, with fear of contradicting myself later, that writing poetry is one way I have of coming to grips with both inner and external realities.
Hayden wanted to be not "just" a Negro poet. Appropriately, he gives a large section to Hayden, who was still writing at the time, recognizing that other anthologies often left him out because of their difficulty categorizing him. Poems by American Negro Poets.
In literal allusion "Middle Passage" refers to the idiom of the slave trade. Hayden compared the experience at the Fisk conference to the criticism he received in college when he read his poems before the John Reed Club. Plain Talk and Poetic Prophecy.
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Communist and African-memory poems, war poems, Negro hero poems, poems overfilled with a sort of decadent delirious excess of hallucinatory imagery. He died the next day. Killens, then writer-in-residence at Fisk. But it all now seems, in unfair retrospect, apprentice work for "Middle Passage. Figuratively it obviously refers to the unfinished odyssey of a people.
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The two men subsequently maintained a warm, though not close, relationship. The introductory leaflet to the series reflects Hayden's view that it expresses opposition "to the chauvinistic, the cultish, to special pleading, to all that seeks to limit and restrict creative expression.
The volume features six poems by Hayden and six by Myron O'Higgins. Exclusion of African Americans was legal because of a Supreme Court ruling in in the case of Plessy vs. Pontheolla Williams noted in Robert Hayden:One of the personalities in Robert Hayden's "Runagate, Runagate" is the slave master who lists identities of some of his runaways that he wants captured for rewards.
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