Robert Bly is a poet, translator, essayist, editor, and the author of over twenty major volumes of poetic work, including The Light Around The Body, which won the National Book Award. He is also the founder of a literary magazine, which has been called, successively, The Fifties, The Sixties, The Seventies, and The Eighties. His translations from the Spanish (Neruda, Vallejo, Hernandez and Otero), from the Swedish (Martinson, Ekelof Transtromer), from the German (Rilke and Holderlin), and his versions of Kabir and the Sufi mystics almost singlehandedly brought an international awareness of poetry to this country in the last half century. His book, Iron John: A Book About Men is an international bestseller and has been translated into many languages. His most recent books are: Morning Poems (HarperCollins,1997), Eating The Honey Of Words: Selected Poems (Harper Flamingo, 1999), and a new translation of Ghalib called The Lightning Should Have Fallen On Ghalib (with Sunil Dutta, Ecco Press).
J. W. Bonner Robert Creeley Michael Harper Janice Moore Fuller Russian Hungarian Ron Rash Phebe Davidson Patrick Bizzaro Marilyn Hacker Al Maginnes Marilyn Kallet Luke Hankins Sally Buckner Dede Wilson Review Gaylord Brewer Emmanuel Moses Robert Bly Jack Hirschman Lee Ann Brown Essay Kathryn Stripling Byer Thomas Rain Crowe Keith Flynn Bill Knott Gearóid Mac Lochlainn Jonathan Williams Newton Smith Rene Char Stella Vinitchi Radulescu Simon Perchik Jeffery Beam Quincy Troupe Ryan G. Van Cleave Spanish Eugenio Montale Emöke Z. B’Racz R. T. Smith William Matthews Thomas P. Feeny Patricia Smith Jonathan Greene Welsh Lyn Lifshin