The sea and the honeycomb: a book of tiny poems

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Beacon Press, 1971 - Poetry - 107 pages
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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

Very short poems, selected for their shortness. Of course, as everyone knows, that has no connection with literary merit. Read full review

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User Review  - Sherry Chandler - Goodreads

Hard to criticize a book that has poems from Basho to Whitman -- who knew Walt could write tiny poems? -- but I found this a very masculine collection. Read full review

Contents

To the TreeBrother with a Few Days Left Rene Char
18
Look Down Fair Moon Walt Whitman
27
Antonio Machado
36
Copyright

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About the author (1971)

Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of Tomas Transtromer. Through the Sixties Press and the Seventies Press, he introduced little-known European and South American poets to American readers. His magazines have been the center of a poetic movement involving the poets Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, and James Wright.

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