Robert Bly was born in Madison, Minnesota in 1926. A poet, translator and social theorist, Bly has published more than 30 collections of poetry, including The Light Around the Body (1967), which won a National Book Award, and most recently Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected Poems (2013). He has translated poets such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Antonio, Machado, and Tomas Tranströmer, as well as several books of social theory, such as Iron John: A Book about Men (1990) and The Sibling Society (1997). His honors include fellowships from Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as The Robert Frost Medal from the Poetry Society of America. Bly died in 2021.
Audio Recordings with Robert Bly
- Robert Bly reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, May 2, 1960
- Robert Bly and Samuel John Hazo reading and discussing their poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, Mar. 22, 1976