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