HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
6,402 (18,979)2413,371 (3.93)10
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)
Disambiguation Notice

Robert Bly, the poet, does not use a middle initial. If your Robert Bly does, it's not the poet and should not be combined with this author page. Thanks.

Iron John: A Book About Men (Author) 1,884 copies, 17 reviews
A Little Book on the Human Shadow 373 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 1999 (Editor) 209 copies
Selected Poems 149 copies
The Light Around the Body 128 copies, 1 review
Morning Poems 118 copies, 4 reviews
Loving a Woman in Two Worlds 90 copies, 1 review
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems 54 copies, 1 review
Friends, You Drank Some Darkness (Editor) 45 copies, 1 review
Prosadikter 2 copies
Crysanthemums. 1 copy, 1 review
Mannen 1 copy
Hunger (Translator, some editions) 4,356 copies, 114 reviews
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against Women (Excerpted, some editions) 2,639 copies, 22 reviews
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Contributor, some editions) 863 copies, 7 reviews
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (Contributor) 699 copies, 9 reviews
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (Contributor, some editions) 415 copies, 1 review
Contemporary American Poetry (Contributor, some editions) 358 copies, 1 review
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Contributor) 330 copies, 9 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 302 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2001 (Contributor) 213 copies
The Best American Poetry 1998 (Contributor) 157 copies
Secrets of the Talking Jaguar (Foreword) 146 copies, 3 reviews
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
The Best American Poetry 2008 (Contributor) 130 copies, 3 reviews
The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door: Thirty Poems of Hafez (Translator, some editions) 43 copies, 1 review
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (Contributor) 26 copies, 1 review
The Voices (Translator, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Alfabet op de rug gezien (Contributor) 9 copies
Antaeus No. 69, Fall 1992 (Contributor) 5 copies
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (Contributor) 4 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
19th century (72) 20th century (92) American (84) American literature (108) American poetry (96) anthology (564) books about books (61) collection (57) essays (100) feminism (528) fiction (528) gender (89) gender studies (64) history (101) literature (322) masculinity (84) men (101) mythology (82) non-fiction (532) Norway (142) Norwegian (112) Norwegian literature (136) novel (150) own (66) philosophy (61) poems (60) poetry (2,537) poetry anthology (77) politics (114) poverty (59) psychology (336) read (108) Robert Bly (57) sociology (137) spirituality (65) to-read (640) translation (67) unread (71) women (163) women's studies (154)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Disambiguation notice
Robert Bly, the poet, does not use a middle initial. If your Robert Bly does, it's not the poet and should not be combined with this author page. Thanks.

Member ratings

Average: (3.93)
0.5 5
1 29
1.5 4
2 134
2.5 29
3 502
3.5 129
4 802
4.5 112
5 753

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Robert Bly is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Robert Bly is composed of 12 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 176,523,793 books! | Top bar: Always visible