Robert Bly | The Sun Magazine

Robert Bly

Robert Bly is a poet and translator. His books include Iron John: A Book about Men and The Light around the Body.

— From August 2016
The Dog-Eared Page

The Long Bag We Drag Behind Us

When we were one or two years old we had what we might visualize as a 360-degree personality. Energy radiated out from all parts of our body and all parts of our psyche. A child running is a living globe of energy.

August 2012
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Witch, The Swan, And The Middle Class

I’m not praising the middle class, but we are returning to the problem of why so many of our poems carry no values except private ones. I think the universities have had a part in this. One could say that the M.F.A. programs de-class a young poet.

July 1982
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