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