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Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of Tomas Transtromer. Through the Sixties Press and the Seventies Press, he introduced little-known European and South American poets to American readers. His magazines have been the center of a poetic movement involving the poets Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, and James Wright. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Iron John: A Book About Men… (more)
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Iron John: A Book About Men (Author) 2,001 copies, 18 reviews
A Little Book on the Human Shadow 403 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Editor) 208 copies
Selected Poems 157 copies
The Light Around the Body 132 copies, 1 review
Morning Poems 124 copies, 4 reviews
The Man in the Black Coat Turns 101 copies, 1 review
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds 92 copies, 1 review
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems 62 copies, 1 review
Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (Editor) 46 copies, 1 review
Of Solitude and Silence (Author) 9 copies
Crysanthemums. 1 copy, 1 review
Mannen 1 copy
Hunger (Translator, some editions) 4,640 copies, 119 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 897 copies, 7 reviews
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Contributor) 751 copies, 10 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 428 copies, 1 review
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 375 copies, 2 reviews
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Contributor) 356 copies, 9 reviews
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology (Contributor) 339 copies, 6 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 317 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 218 copies
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 160 copies
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 159 copies, 1 review
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar (Foreword) 158 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2008 (Contributor) 134 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1992 (Contributor) 100 copies
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (Contributor) 52 copies, 1 review
The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez (Translator, some editions) 46 copies, 1 review
The Ecopoetry Anthology (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (Contributor) 25 copies, 1 review
The Voices (Translator, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (Contributor) 9 copies
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 9 copies
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (Contributor) 6 copies
New World Writing : 15 (Contributor) 4 copies
October Day And Other Poems (Editor) 3 copies
Moons and lion tailes ; number 4 (Contributor) 2 copies
Kayak 12 (Contributor) 1 copy
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