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).
Ryan G. Van Cleave Emöke Z. B’Racz Stella Vinitchi Radulescu Lyn Lifshin Marilyn Hacker Gaylord Brewer Jeffery Beam Welsh Lee Ann Brown Luke Hankins Robert Bly Phebe Davidson Janice Moore Fuller Bill Knott Al Maginnes Keith Flynn Robert Creeley R. T. Smith Marilyn Kallet Quincy Troupe Patrick Bizzaro Newton Smith Ron Rash Eugenio Montale J. W. Bonner Hungarian Thomas Rain Crowe Rene Char Patricia Smith Review Spanish Essay Thomas P. Feeny Russian Sally Buckner Kathryn Stripling Byer Simon Perchik Jack Hirschman Jonathan Greene William Matthews Jonathan Williams Dede Wilson Michael Harper Gearóid Mac Lochlainn Emmanuel Moses