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    An Evening with Poet Robert Bly

    Presented by at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

    April 9, 2009


    An Evening with Poet Robert Bly

    Robert Bly has changed the American literary landscape in numerous ways. He has published over a dozen highly-regarded volumes of poetry, including My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy; The Night Abraham Called to the Stars; Morning Poems; Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems; and The Light Around the Body, for which he won the National Book Award in 1968. Bly has also established himself as one of the great translators of international poetry into English, with pioneering translations of Pablo Neruda, Antonio Machado, Rainer Maria Rilke, Tomas Transtamer, and Hafez, among many others. The best work of his long and varied translation career appeared recently in The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations. In 2008 his translations of Hafez were published in a volume Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door. Bly's books of prose include Iron John: A Book About Men, A Little Book on the Human Shadow, The Sibling Society and The Maiden King.

    Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

    1605 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

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    Admission Info:
    $20. per seat before 4/9, $25. day of event.

    General Day and Time Info:
    7:00 pm

    Phone: 781-862-8043


    From Route I-95/128: Take the Route 4/225 exit (Exit 31A) toward Lexington and proceed several miles. You will pass the town green and the center shops. Cary Hall is just beyond the post office and Town Hall on the left, at the top of the circular drive.

    From Boston: Take Route 2 West to the Waltham Street, Lexington exit and follow Waltham Street approximately 2 miles until it ends in the center of Lexington. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Cary Hall is just beyond the post office and Town Hall on the left, at the top of the circular drive.

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