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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.


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