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