Hayden's poetry explores the process of individual and collective social and spiritual transformation in the contexts of contemporary culture, the Bahá'í Faith, black history, art, literature, nature, disease, and suffering.
"The Angle of Ascent":
Process and Achievement in the Work of Robert Hayden
published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies
, 4:4, pages 1-28
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America, 1992