An Evening with Robert Bly with David Whetstone & Fran Quinn
October 6, 2011
Robert Bly has changed the American literary landscape in numerous ways. He has published over a dozen highly-regarded volumes of poetry. His poems in My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy and The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, are written in his own adaptation of the Middle Eastern ghazal form in three-line stanzas. Bly has also established himself as one of the great translators of international poetry into English, with pioneering translations of Pablo Neruda, Antonio Machado, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Bly’s bestselling book-length essay, Iron John: A Book About Men, sparked the men’s movement of the early 1990s and defined a whole generation’s view of masculinity. His other influential books of social and psychological commentary include The Sibling Society, and The Maiden King, the latter co-authored with Marion Woodman. His latest book Talking into the Ear of a Donkey is considered to be one of his “richest and most varied” collections to date. We are honored to welcome Robert Bly back to Lexington along with musician David Whetstone and poet/ long time Bly collaborator and friend Fran Quinn.