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