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