Robert Bly

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Birthday
23, 1926
Birthplace
Minnesota
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
Minnesota

About

Poet and author associated with the Mythopoetic Men's Movement and known for Iron John: A Book About Men. His 1967 poetry collection, The Light Around the Body, received the National Book Award in 1968.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Trivia

His poetry collections include My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy, Surprised by Evening, and Loving a Woman in Two Worlds.

Family Life

He had four children with his first wife, Carol Bly.

Associated With

He was influenced by the poetry of Ezra Pound.