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