Biographies Robert Bly (1926-)

Robert Bly 2001 credit Anna Arthur

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. Currently residing in Minnesota, Bly is the founder, publisher and editor of Nineties Press.

Audio Recordings of Robert Bly

  • As part of Poetry in English at the Library of Congress, Robert Bly reading his poems with comment in the Recording Laboratory, May 2, 1960

Selected Works at the Library of Congress