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Gathering more than sixty years of poetry, Collected Poems showcases the brilliant career of a "great American transcendentalist" (New York Times).

An extraordinary culmination for Robert Bly’s lifelong intellectual adventure, Collected Poems presents the full magnitude of his body of work for the first time. Bly has long been the voice of transcendentalism and meditative mysticism for his generation; every stage of his work is warmed by his devotion to the art of poetry and his affection for the varied worlds that inspire him. Influenced by Emerson and Thoreau alongside spiritual traditions from Sufism to Gnosticism, he is a poet moved by mysteries, speaking the language of images. Collected Poems gathers the fourteen volumes of his impressive oeuvre into one place, including his imagistic debut, Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962); the clear-eyed truth-telling of his National Book Award–winning collection, The Light Around the Body (1967); the masterful prose poems of The Morning Glory (1975); and the fiercely introspective, uniquely American ghazals of his latest collection, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (2011).

A monumental poetic achievement, Collected Poems makes clear why poets and lovers of poetry have long looked to Robert Bly for emotional authenticity, moral authority, and artistic inspiration.

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"Robert Bly has become, over his several lifetimes of ink and words, a force of geological genius, transforming the landscape of poetry and culture in ways that set him beside the Old Masters and anonymous teachers whose praises his lines so often sing. This book carries its own lantern of bioluminescence, an alchemical music and knowledge, and Bly’s ferocious thirst, needed now more than ever."
Jane Hirshfield

"Robert Bly has been a generous friend to the American psyche…He gave us these poems that are so filled with his fierce intelligence, his playfulness, his love for October, crows, and for the ocean that lifts and falls all night."
Coleman Barks

"Robert Bly’s iconic poems transformed not simply the conversation about poetry in America, but also the conversation about the poet. Collected here, these poems show a rare visionary and humane reach. They draw us into a world where the midwestern horizon of seasons and snow is matched with the inner landscape of a deep and moving self-awareness. This is an indispensable volume for any reader or writer of poetry today."
Eavan Boland

"Robert Bly’s lifelong journey has gone as far and as deep as that of any poet in the second half of the twentieth century…When the dust settles, these poems will still be shining."
Gregory Orr

About the Author

Robert Bly is the author of numerous poetry volumes, as well as works of nonfiction and translation. His honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal and the National Book Award. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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James E. Hazelwood
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It''s all here
Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2019
I''ve been reading Robert Bly since I was in college in the late ''70s. He introduced me to the works of Poets such as Rilke and Rumi, plus the writings of Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and C.G. Jung. Bly was one of the best translators of poetry and... See more
I''ve been reading Robert Bly since I was in college in the late ''70s. He introduced me to the works of Poets such as Rilke and Rumi, plus the writings of Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and C.G. Jung. Bly was one of the best translators of poetry and introduced so many authors from Latin America to the North American crowd. This book collects all his major books of Poetry into one volume. I''ll admit to having most, but not all, of his books. This volume gathers it all in one place, in a nicely bound volume.
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R. Maywald
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Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2020
Book is a prepublication not for sale copy without page numbers. This was not advertised. The book is in the trash now.
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Nancy B
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Great book and good service
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2019
Everything was fine. I am happy with the transaction.
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He was a very active figure in the 60’s,70’s.
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2019
Bly wrote more then he probably should have.
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Randolph Severson
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The sparkle and freshness of a walk in chill morning air
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Bly has always seemed to me a supremely meditative poet. He’s always there. At the back of the room, at the edge of the party, half hidden in shadows, ensconced in sweet-smelling hay, gazing at a fire flickering above the rim of a barrel, watching the moon rise through the... See more
Bly has always seemed to me a supremely meditative poet. He’s always there. At the back of the room, at the edge of the party, half hidden in shadows, ensconced in sweet-smelling hay, gazing at a fire flickering above the rim of a barrel, watching the moon rise through the window, the moonlight sparkling on the snow; and he’s still there after the party dies down, all the guests leave, in silence, alert, observant as the night creatures take over, skittering along the rafters. burrowing in the hay. And, he’s still there in the morning, arising from sleep and dreams, stirring, stretching, the body electric, and then walking outside, just before sunrise, noticing the tracks in the snow, walking down to a pond half frozen over and looking up as a crow flies over in a sky now lightening with dawn. With Bly at his best it always seems a Minnesota morning on the farm. The simplicity, the freshness, the beauty, the deep harbor anchorage in the life of the body takes your breath away and then through the meditative poetry of the deep image restores it, a deep, then with the rhythm of walking, a sustained deeper breathing in the chill morning air. Auden said that poetry makes nothing happen. Poet, activist, editor, polemicist, translator, best selling author, leader of the men’s movement, cultural force for good, Robert Bly proved him wrong. A great poetry by a great man.
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A Monumental Influence
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
This volume is an excellent compilation of, so far, all of his poetry. His influence upon poetry and how we think about poetry has been monumental. Perhaps some will think that occasionally some of his ideas are a bit wrong-headed, but there will always be nay-sayers due... See more
This volume is an excellent compilation of, so far, all of his poetry. His influence upon poetry and how we think about poetry has been monumental. Perhaps some will think that occasionally some of his ideas are a bit wrong-headed, but there will always be nay-sayers due to their aesthetic tastes.
I feel that I will never in my lifetime be able to take in the enormity of his writings.
His translations, essays and books on myth and fairy tales, etc. are equally influential. His ideas will take you to a whole other level emotionally and intellectually.
The way I go on, I must sound like his son. And, in a way, I am.
This is a man who has well-lived his life.
I will grieve when his physical self passes into dust as we all must.
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Graham Mummery
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In the transcendentalist tradition
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2019
Robert Bly has been one of the major American poets of the second half of the twentieth century and early years of the twenty-first. He has also been prolific in translating poets and helping to get those from other languages better known to an English speaking public. This...See more
Robert Bly has been one of the major American poets of the second half of the twentieth century and early years of the twenty-first. He has also been prolific in translating poets and helping to get those from other languages better known to an English speaking public. This includes the likes of Pablo Neruda, Tomas Transtromer, Rumi and Hafez. In Britain he is probably better known for writing "Iron John" a book about male psychology. He has also been an active campaigner on many social issued. His writing of poetry has with all this been prolific. There have been several books of "Selected Poems" over the years which have provided an overview of his opus taken from his many volumes and chap books. But until now no collected. Bly''s health in recent years has curtailed his activities, and this volume in some ways therefore takes on a valedictory function. The last words of this book are "whatever/ The old poets failed to say will never be said." This does appear like he is signing off, alas. Yet what we have in this beautifully prepared book is a marvellous body of work. The first thing to be said is this is a "Collected Poems," not a complete . A couple of years ago a selection appeared of many poems from chapbooks which was worth reading. I am not able to trace many, if not any, of the poems from here. The books that this "Collected" draws on are from his main ones published by mainstream publishers. This does not detract from enjoyment, because what is here offers much. I have often thought anyone trying to collect Bly''s poems would have a nightmare. Bly is a compulsive reviser of his poems, sometimes putting new versions of a reworked poem in a new slim volume, or selected poems. This problem is surmounted. What we have here is a largely straight forward lay out of his books from "Silence in Snowy Fields" to "Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey" in chronological order of publication. Having read many of these before in the slim format, I haven''t read this volume cover to cover. I am preferring to dip in and out. Yet, if one were to read it from beginning to end (and many poetry lovers don''t) , this would be perfectly possible. There is a generous selection of the poems in a variety of voices. This starts with the sometimes spare poems in the Snowy Fields vein, the most famous probably being "Driving Toward Lac Qui Parle River" which is in three parts like glimpses out of a car window. This moves toward the anti-Vietnam war poems which have a visionary intensity using sometimes surreal imagery, These are often better than many protest poems because they look at the unacknowledged violence in American society of the time. He then moves to prose poems. It was reading an earlier "Selected" that put me in touch with this form. The poems here are much connected with objects and the outer world. This includes on about a dying seal, another about ice hockey, yet another about finding the bloody feathers of a bird in a tree stump. Yet there are some visionary and even mystical ones also. Bly is rightly seen as being in the transcendentalist tradition There are other veins including a series Bly wrote in the nineties trying to get back to poetry after being distracted by the men''s movement activities after writing "Iron John." These are often in a reflective mode. Then finally to Bly''s take on the Ghazal which has three lines. As with any collected poems, the quality of each poem may vary. But what is apparent here is that Bly has never been content to be stuck in one vein or other, even if at times he has returned to them after a time. There is a constant seeking new forms and new ways to write poems, and this excitement comes across on the pages. He has never lacked the courage to take risks. This book is a fitting tribute to a wonderful poet, and will be the reference point of reading Bly for many years to come.
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Abheek Barman
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What a pleasure to encounter Bly for the first time
Reviewed in India on January 3, 2019
After 50, it''s rare for me who reads widely to encounter an extraordinary poet I had never encountered earlier. Robert Bly was one. I read about this anthology in the NYT. His is a powerful, transcendent voice which often delights with sharp wit and irony. Delivery,...See more
After 50, it''s rare for me who reads widely to encounter an extraordinary poet I had never encountered earlier. Robert Bly was one. I read about this anthology in the NYT. His is a powerful, transcendent voice which often delights with sharp wit and irony. Delivery, packaging and quality as usual, first rate.
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