Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement, most famous for his Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), which spent 62 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list. For The Light Around the Body he won the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry.
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''There is a privacy I love in this snowy night.Robert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. poet, critic, translator, editor. Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter (l. 4-5). . . Contemporary American Poetry. A. ...
Driving around, I will waste more time.''
Every modern male has, lying at the bottom of his psyche, a large, primitive being covered with hair down to his feet. Making contact with this Wild Man is the step the Eighties male or the Nineties m...Robert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. poet, author. Iron John, ch. 1, "Finding Iron John," (1990).
During the fifties, for example, the American character appeared with some consistency that became a model of manhood adopted by many men: the Fifties male. He got to work early, labored responsibly, ...Robert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. author, poet. Iron John: A Book About Men, ch. 1, Addison-Wesley (1990).
''sympathyRobert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. poet, critic, translator, editor. My Father's Wedding (l. 48-49). . . Selected Poems of Robert Bly. (1986) HarperCollin...
he longed for, didn't need, and wouldn't accept.''
''Some men live with an invisible limp,Robert Bly (b. 1926), U.S. poet, critic, translator, editor. My Father's Wedding (l. 7-9). . . Selected Poems of Robert Bly. (1986) HarperCollins....
stagger, or drag
a leg. Their sons are often angry.''
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