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Robert Bly

Poet (born 23-Dec-1926)


Deborah Baker. Making a Farm: The Life of Robert Bly. Beacon Press. 1982.

William V. Davis. Robert Bly: The Poet and His Critics. New York: Camden House. 1994. 170pp.

William V. Davis. Understanding Robert Bly. Columbia, MO: University of South Carolina Press. 1988. 182pp.

William Virgil Davis (editor). Critical Essays on Robert Bly. Macmillan Library Reference. 1992. 304pp.

Ingegerd Friberg. Moving Inward: A Study of Robert Bly's Poetry. Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis. 1977. 225pp.

Victoria Frenkel Harris. The Incorporative Consciousness of Robert Bly. Southern Illinois University Press. 1991. 222pp.

Hartmut Heep. A Different Poem: Rilke's American Translators: Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell and Robert Bly. New York: Peter Lang. 1996. 229pp.

Richard Jones; Kate Daniels (editors). Of Solitude & Silence: Writings on Robert Bly. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. 1982.

Steven Kaplan. Robert Bly and Randall Jarrell as Translators of Rainer Maria Rilke: A Study of Translations and Their Impact on Bly's and Jarrell's Own Poetry. Peter Lang. 1989. 252pp.

George S. Lensing. Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson and William Stafford. Louisiana State University Press. 1976. 223pp.

Howard Nelson. Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press. 1984. 261pp.

William H. Roberson. Robert Bly: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 1986.

Richard P. Sugg. Robert Bly. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers. 1986.

Paul Wadden. The Rhetoric of Self in Robert Bly and Adrienne Rich: Doubling and the Holotropic Urge. Peter Lang. 2003. 174pp.


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  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.168)

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.29)

  8. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.81)

  9. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.171-72)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.117)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.73)

  12. The International Who's Who 2001 (p.173)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.296)

  14. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.40)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.27)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.2)

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