Robert Hayden poems, biography, quotes, best poems and poetry and best love poems. Robert Hayden was an american poet and educator. He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1976–78, a role today known as US Poet Laureate. He was the first african-american writer to hold the office. His most famous poem is "Those Winter Sundays" which deals with the memory of fatherly love and loneliness and others listed below to read and share.