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