The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Robert Bly is a poet and translator. His books include Iron John: A Book about Men and The Light around the Body.
This book asks one question over and over: how much consciousness is the poet willing to grant to trees or hills or living creatures not a part of his own species?
Every poet, when he grows up in this country, has to face that issue. Is he going to go with the English or is he going to go against them? It takes a long time to fight that out. I, myself, was with the English three or four years after I got out of college. I was writing sonnets.