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