What have I ever lost by dying?: collected prose poems

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HarperCollins, Jan 15, 1992 - Poetry - 90 pages
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Iron John comes the first complete collection of his moving and evocative prose poems. In each of these brief pieces, Bly brings natural life and human life together with his inimitable gift of language, gently reflecting on the human condition and modern life.

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Bly is a poet, translator, and author of the current best-selling Iron John ( LJ 11/15/90). This collection of prose poems, drawn from work done over the past 30 years, is organized into five sections ... Read full review


November Day at McClures Beach
Two Sounds When We Sit by the Ocean

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About the author (1992)

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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