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