Robert Bly, American Poet

At this web site, readers will find information on every facet of Robert Bly's literary career, including bibliographies, reviews, and interviews, as well as new essays, poems, and translations, to increase their understanding and enjoyment of Bly's work.

In his numerous roles as groundbreaking poet, editor, translator, storyteller, and father of what he has called "the expressive men's movement," Bly remains one of the most hotly debated American artists of the past half century. What is it about Bly and his ideas that inspires such impassioned responses from readers and associates? The psychologist Robert Moore believes that "When the cultural and intellectual history of our time is written, Robert Bly will be recognized as the catalyst for a sweeping cultural revolution." And literary critic Charles Molesworth suggests that some of Bly's importance and complication lies in the fact that he "writes religious meditations for a public that is no longer ostensibly religious."

Robert Bly Film now on DVD

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Film about Robert Bly's life and work available now on DVD in 2015 - Order Online

"Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy"
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From the director: Robert Elwood Bly is one of America's most celebrated poets, easily the most controversial, who has for over a half century crisscrossed the cultural landscape through poetry, translation, activism and social commentary. Best known as the author of the bestseller, Iron John, which launched a million men drumming in the woods, Bly has been celebrated, vilified, but above all persisted in championing the power and importance of poetry in today's America. more...