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Transparency in Action

by Jay Ramsay

It occurs to me again today that the task for poetry couldn’t be clearer where poets are choosing to bring their work into the field of social justice and (as Andrew Harvey would say, with utmost relevance) ‘sacred activism’. 395 more words


Breaking Into Blossom

Seeing The Eclipse in Maine

by Robert Bly

It started about noon.  On top of Mount Batte,
We were all exclaiming.  Someone had a cardboard… 535 more words


MORE THAN TRUE: The Wisdom of Fairy Tales by Robert Bly

National Book Award-winning poet and author of the internationally best-selling Iron John, Robert Bly revisits a selection of fairy tales and examines how these enduring narratives capture the essence of human nature. 237 more words


Solitude in Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter by Robert Bly

Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter

by Robert Bly

It is a cold and snowy night. The main street is deserted.

The only things moving are swirls of snow. 852 more words


February 21

  • Today: discussion Wright and Bly.
  • Handout: poems by Bishop and Swenson for discussion next week. We’ll also take a look at “The Sheep Child” by James Dickey.
James Wright

February 19

                                              James Wright and Robert Bly

  • James Wright was born in 1927 in Martins Ferry, Ohio.  His father worked for fifty years at a glass factory, and his mother left school at fourteen to work in a laundry; neither attended school beyond the eighth grade.
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James Wright

Reading: Herons by Robert Bly

Robert Bly (b. 1926) was the child of Norwegian immigrants to the US. He is considered a nonacademic and very American poet (the plains of Minnesota…) He is also an important translator of Norwegian and Spanish poetry. 166 more words