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"When William Stafford Died" by Robert Bly

Well, water goes down the Montana gullies.
“I’ll just go around this rock and think
About it later.” That’s what you said.
When death came, you said, “I’ll go there.” 208 more words


The Solution

Reading a really good book, for the first time in a while, I find myself rediscovering, like a half-forgotten childhood memory*, the liberating force of literature. 935 more words

Loony Tunes

Did I ever mention that Robert Bly was my entry point into poetry? Perhaps even more so, though, it was the loons (the midnight loons… 39 more words

Touched By Grace

The State of Poetry ... in 1993

The following essay was published in the New Criterion in February, 1993, and reflects a view of American poetry from at least the 1970s forward. It’s quite depressing to read this two decades later, since the status of poetry as a subculture can’t help but be worse than it was then, and worse in part because the technology noted as a distraction and competition to poetry, back in 1993, are now used by poets for self-promotion, in many cases making the only poets who receive much attention those who are good at selling themselves, not at writing poetry. 3,807 more words


Iron John and Iron Jane

“Iron Jane” is the new project I am working on.

I am unsure if this will be a novella or a full novel; the concept revolves around the… 619 more words

"...old pleasures abundant"

A book I turn to in summer is a beautiful edition of Robert Bly’s Ramages, published by Gaylord Schanilec’s Midnight Paper Sales in 2005. This was a gift from Anik See, friend and co-conspirator in our Fish Gotta Swim Editions project. 136 more words

Two Ramages of Intent

The truth always seemes to lie
Between intentions I often misread.
I’m sad that I’m not with you,
But fear the loss and humiliation. 24 more words