1926 – Robert Bly was born on the 23rd of December in Madison, Minnesota, to parents of Norwegian stock.
– Father of contemporary men’s movement.
1950 – He graduated at Harvard University and spent the next few years in New York.
1954 – He took two years at the University of Iowa at the Writers Workshop.
1956 – Received a Fulbright Grant to travel to Norway and translate Norwegian poetry into English.
1962 – Published his poem Silence in the Snowy Fields.
1966 – Co-founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War.
1967 – Wrote poetry "The Light Around the Body".
1980s – Published Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, The Wingéd Life: Selected Poems and Prose of Thoreau, The Man in the Black Coat Turns, and A Little Book on the Human Shadow.
1990 – He wrote nonfiction "Iron John: A Book about Men".
1996 – Wrote "The Sibling Society".
1999 – Edited the prestigious Best American Poetry.
2000 – He received The McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award.
2002 – Bly was the University of Minnesota Library’s Distinguished Writer.
2006 – The University of Minnesota purchased Bly’s archive.