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Robert Hayden

Robert HaydenAKA Asa Bundy Sheffey

Born: 4-Aug-1913
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 25-Feb-1980
Location of death: Ann Arbor, MI
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Bahai [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Words in the Mourning Time

[1] Born into a Baptist family.

Wife: Erma Inez Morris

    University: BA, Wayne State University (1936)
    University: MA, University of Michigan (1944)
    Professor: Fisk University (1946-69)
    Professor: University of Michigan (1969-80)

Author of books:
Heart-Shape in the Dust (1940, poetry)
A Ballad of Remembrance (1962, poetry)
Words in the Mourning Time (1970, poetry)
The Night-Blooming Cereus (1972, poetry)
Angle of Ascent: New and Selected Poems (1975, poetry)
American Journal: Poems by Robert Hayden (1980, poetry)
The Collected Prose (1984)
Collected Poems (1985, poetry)

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