Bly, Robert W.

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American poet.

From the description of The man in the black coat turns, 1981 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823162

Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement. John Gill published a small literary journal in the 1960s entitled New American and Canadian Poetry. He also authored books of poetry, as well as published books of poetry of others under the name of New Books beginning in 1966.

From the description of Robert Bly correspondence to John Gill, 1967-1982, undated (bulk 1967-1971). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 663953545

Robert Bly is an author and public figure, known chiefly for his award-winning poetry and his contribution to reviving contemporary interest in poetry. Born in Madison, Minnesota, and raised on the nearby family farm, he served in the United States Navy and afterward attended St. Olaf College and Harvard University, ultimately earning a master's degree from the University of Iowa. A Fulbright scholarship enabled him to spend time in Norway, where he was influenced by poets not well known in the United States, and he resolved to translate their work into English, founding the literary magazine The Fifties to publish his translations. As his reputation as a poet grew, he became increasingly active in social issues, and helped lead American Writers Against the Vietnam War. As a poet, editor, translator, and speaker, he has done much to renew interest in poetry. Bly's1990 book Iron John was an international bestseller, and inspired the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States.

From the description of Robert Bly letters and related material, 1961-1972. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 155847683

Robert Bly, a prominent contemporary American poet, was born in Minnesota and educated at Harvard and the University of Iowa. In 1962, he published his first book of poetry, Silence in snowy fields. Since then he has published more than ten collections of poetry, including Four ramage (1983).

From the description of Letters, 1961-1969. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122381270

Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.

From the description of Robert Bly Men's Movement series, 1980-2009 (bulk 1980-1990s). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359837

From the description of Robert Bly Vietnam War series, 1959-2007 (bulk 1959-1972). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359716

From the description of Robert Bly financial materials series, 1958-2008. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360719

From the description of Robert Bly poetry manuscripts series, 1946-2009. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613357889

From the description of Robert Bly audiovisual materials series, circa 1940s-1950s, 1969-2009 (bulk 1969-2009). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360811

From the description of Robert Bly miscellaneous materials series, 1946-2000s. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360745

From the description of Robert Bly conferences and workshops series, 1968-2009 (bulk 1970s-2009). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359751

From the description of Robert Bly journals and diaries series, 1937-1938, 1947-2009 (bulk 1947-2009). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613357806

From the description of Robert Bly readings and performances series, circa 1960s-1990s, 2007 (bulk 1970s-1980s). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360598

From the description of Robert Bly papers, circa 1900s-2009 (bulk 1946-1999). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613356700

From the description of Robert Bly personal series, circa 1900s-2009 (bulk 1940-2009). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360627

From the description of Robert Bly publishing and editing series, 1950-2006 (bulk 1957-1989). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359662

From the description of Robert Bly tranlsations manuscripts series, 1937, 1950s-2000s (bulk 1960s-2000s). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359469

From the description of Robert Bly reviews series, 1958-2009. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360691

From the description of Robert Bly photographs series, circa 1900s-2007. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360647

From the description of Robert Bly plays manuscripts series, 1950s-1990s. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359437

From the description of Robert Bly prose manuscripts series, 1946-2008. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613359358

From the description of Robert Bly correspondence series, 1916, 1939, 1941-2009. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613357416

From the description of Robert Bly published materials series, 1950-2009. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 613360770

Poet, Minnesota.

From the description of Robert Bly broadside, 1993. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 76290015

Post-1945 American poet.

From the description of Note : Madison, Minn., to "Geo" [?] and "Alan", [197-?]. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31402359

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referencedIn University of Minnesota. Libraries. University of Minnesota Libraries collection of Robert Bly materials, 1999-2009, undated (bulk 2008-2009). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly Men's Movement series, 1980-2009 (bulk 1980-1990s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly letters and related material, 1961-1972. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974. Anne Sexton Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1953-1974). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bly, Robert. [Letter] 1970 Nov. 12, Inverness, Calif. [to] Roger Kingston, Somerville, Mass. / Robert Bly. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly poetry manuscripts series, 1946-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Dickey, James, 1923-. Papers, 1954-1970 (inclusive), 1957-1967 (bulk). Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly papers, circa 1900s-2009 (bulk 1946-1999). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Frederick F. Manfred Papers 1912-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Abbe, George, 1911-1989. [Free lance archives]. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "B" [surname] folder 1942-1991. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Manfred, Frederick Feikema, 1912-1994. Frederick Manfred papers, 1912-1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Records, 1974-1992. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Elizabeth Bishop papers, 1911-1993 (bulk 1929-1979). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Wylder, Delbert E. Selected papers, 1963-1981. University of Oregon Libraries, UO Libraries
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents B). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Scott, Ann London, 1929-1975. Papers, 1932?-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Abbe, George, 1911-1989. Free lance magazine archives, ca. 1964-1969. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Rosenwald, John. John Rosenwald collection of Robert Bly Great Mother Conference materials, 1975-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Finlay, Ian Hamilton,. Ian Hamilton Finlay correspondence, 1962-1969. A-F. The Sage Colleges Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly tranlsations manuscripts series, 1937, 1950s-2000s (bulk 1960s-2000s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Steiner, Stan. Papers, ca. 1961-1987. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bly, Robert. The man in the black coat turns, 1981 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly plays manuscripts series, 1950s-1990s. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly readings and performances series, circa 1960s-1990s, 2007 (bulk 1970s-1980s). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. The man in the black coat turns : poems / by Robert Bly. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Willard, Nancy. Nancy Willard papers, 1941- . University of Michigan
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly prose manuscripts series, 1946-2008. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). [The Alternative Press collection], 1969-1992. Wayne State University
creatorOf Burnshaw, Stanley, 1906-2005. Papers, 1927-1987, (bulk 1945-1987). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Bertolino, James, 1942-. Papers, 1968-1980. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Carroll, Donald, 1940-. Donald Carroll letters received from poets, 1959-1969. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Bishop, Elizabeth, 1911-1979. Papers, 1925-1979. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Harrison, Jim, 1937-. Papers, 1938- [present]. Grand Valley State University
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly correspondence to John Gill, 1967-1982, undated (bulk 1967-1971). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Griffith, E. V., 1927-. E.V. Griffith papers, ca. 1945-1995. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Dickey, James. Papers, 1954-1970. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly miscellaneous materials series, 1946-2000s. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly personal series, circa 1900s-2009 (bulk 1940-2009). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly conferences and workshops series, 1968-2009 (bulk 1970s-2009). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Unterecker, John, 1922-1989. Papers, 1961-1987. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Letters, 1972-73, to Stephen M. Savage, Cambridge, Mass. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly broadside, 1993. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf Pomegranate Press. Pomegranate Press archives, 1972-1981. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. An evening with Robert Bly [videorecording] UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Letters, 1960-62, to David Ossman. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Bromige, David. Correspondence, 1963-1972. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Amanuddin, Syed. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Alternative Press (Detroit, Michigan). The Alternative Press records, 1961-1998 (bulk 1970-1995). University of Michigan
creatorOf Pearce, Roy Harvey. Roy Harvey Pearce papers, 1945-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Hobson, Bruce (R. Bruce). Three portraits : for baritone voice and piano / R. Bruce Hobson ; poems by Marianne Moore, Richard Wilbur and Robert Bly. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly audiovisual materials series, circa 1940s-1950s, 1969-2009 (bulk 1969-2009). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly publishing and editing series, 1950-2006 (bulk 1957-1989). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Pinsky, Robert. Robert Pinsky papers, circa 1960-2008. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kegler, Gerald. Gerald Kegler collection of Robert Bly published works and news clippings, 1967-2005, undated (bulk 1990-2001). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Angel Hair archive, 1965-1973. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Letters, 1961-1969. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Ostrom, Hans A. Hans Ostrom papers, 1978-1992. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lowenfels, Walter, 1897-1976. Papers, 1966-1967. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly photographs series, circa 1900s-2007. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Hazard, Michael. Mike Hazard collection of Robert Bly audiovisual materials, 1978-2009, undated (bulk 1978). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Felver, Christopher, 1946-. Christopher Felver portraits of poets, authors, and artists [graphic] / photographed by Christopher Felver. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Willard, Nancy. Papers, 1941- University of Michigan
referencedIn Harris, Victoria Frenkel, 1945-. Victoria Frenkel Harris collection of Robert Bly audio recordings, 1955-1988, undated (bulk 1968-1984). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Ryan, Michael, 1946-. Papers of Michael Ryan [manuscript], 1957-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997. Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly : research materials. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Note : Madison, Minn., to "Geo" [?] and "Alan", [197-?]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Crews, Judson. Papers, 1935-1981 (bulk 1940-1966). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Degnan, June Oppen. Papers, 1959-1973. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Gitin, David. Papers, 1968-1993. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Morris, James Ryan, 1933-. James Ryan Morris papers, 1959-1978. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Hackman, Neil. Papers, 1973-1975. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Waldman, Anne, 1945-. Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). University of Michigan
referencedIn Economou, George. George Economou papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn First Poems of American Poets. First Poems of American Poets records, 1969-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Kingman, Daniel. Songs of solitude and exultation : for soprano and guitar on poems of Robert Bly ; and Five meditations : for solo guitar / by Daniel Kingman. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bly, Carol. Carol Bly papers, 1936-2003. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Sward, Robert, 1933-. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
creatorOf Association of Literary Magazines of America. Records 1961-1964. Indiana University
creatorOf DePaola, Tomie, 1934-. The morning glory : another thing that will never be my friend : twelve prose poems : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly reads Point Reyes poems [videorecording] UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Quinn, Mary Bernetta. Mary Bernetta Quinn papers, 1937-1998. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Weishaus, Joel, 1939-. Joel Weishaus papers, 1960-2000. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
creatorOf Red Ozier Press. Red Ozier Press records, 1971-1986. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Quinn, Mary Bernetta. Sister Mary Bernetta Quinn papers, 1948-1981. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly financial materials series, 1958-2008. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly reviews series, 1958-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly correspondence series, 1916, 1939, 1941-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Guérard, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1914-. Albert J. Guérard papers, 1932-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Enslin, Theodore. Theodore Enslin Papers, ca. 1955-1975. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Bronk, William. William Bronk papers, 1908-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly journals and diaries series, 1937-1938, 1947-2009 (bulk 1947-2009). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. Three poems / Rainer Maria Rilke, [2001]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wright, James Arlington, 1927-1980. James Wright Papers, 1943-1985. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Lyons, Richard. Papers, 1938-1982. North Dakota State University Library
referencedIn Enslin, Theodore. Theodore Enslin Papers. New York University, Fales Collection
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly published materials series, 1950-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bly, Robert. Robert Bly Vietnam War series, 1959-2007 (bulk 1959-1972). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Dickey, James. James Dickey papers, circa 1924-1997 (bulk 1961-1997) Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Mariani, Paul L. Paul L. Mariani papers, 1961-2003. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Aldan, Daisy. Papers, 1946-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1968. E.E. Cummings Collection, 1902-1962. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Lewisohn, Leonard. Leonard Lewisohn collection of Robert Bly poetry translation materials, 1990-2009. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Huttner, Hilary, 1951-. Hilary Huttner correspondence with Allen Ginsberg and Robert Bly concerning the publication of Huttner's Mystical delights. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Sward, Robert, 1933-. Papers, 1951-1971. Washington University in St. Louis, .
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Subject
Poetry--Translations into English
Poetry--Publishing
Drama
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry of places
Poetry--History and criticism
Poets
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--Poetry
Poetry--Translation
Men's movement
Poetry--Congresses
American poetry
Anti-war poetry, American
Gynt, Peer (Fictitious character)
Translators
Poets--Congresses
Poetry, Modern--20th century
Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Poetry--Translating
Publishers and Publishing
Poetry
Anti-war poetry
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