Robert Bly

Robert Bly was born in Madison, Minnesota, and educated at St. Olaf College, Harvard, and the University of Iowa. One of the most influential poets, translators, editors, and publishers of his generation, he is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Silence in the Snowy Fields, The Light Around the Body, Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems, and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. He has also published three books of commentary on cultural matters—Iron John, The Sibling Society, and The Maiden King—as well as several collections of translations, including The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations. Among his honors and awards are two Guggenheim fellowships, the National Book Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, a Minnesota Book Award, and the Minnesota Humanities Prize for Literature. He lives in Minneapolis.

Awards and Honors

National Book Award

Ruth Lilly Prize

Minnesota Book Award

Minnesota Humanities Prize for Literature

Fulbright Fellowship

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship