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Bly, Robert Elwood

Born: 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Poets

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.