Collected Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.3 X 9.5 X 1.4 inches | 2.1 pounds
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About the Author

Robert Bly's books of poetry include The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. His awards include the National Book Award for poetry and two Guggenheims. He lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


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