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The Urge to Travel Long Distances
I was amazed at the permission the land gave to be untroubled, to spend long hours doing nothing, to pay attention to the wind and the land only a few years removed from prairie.
—From the Introduction
The legendary poet Robert Bly founded one of the twentieth century's most influential journals, then called The Fifties, in which he introduced American to whole new worlds of tonality and perception with his translations from the Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, and Japanese. His volume of poetry The Light Around the Body won the National Book Award in 1967, and his groundbreaking work Iron John: A Book About Men has been an international best-seller since 1990. He lives with his wife, Ruth, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
When the cultural and intellectual history of our time is written, Robert Bly will be recognized as the catalyst for a sweeping cultural revolution.
—psychologist Robert Moore
At times, his is Thoreau in Minnesota, scrupulously observing the natural world, preserving the wilderness that is both within and without, unleashing his wrath against imperial power.
—Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post
Bly, like other giants of poetic activism . . . has not been content to merely live his times. He has actively challenged them, and his muse, far from abandoning him, has stood steadfastly . . . by his side.
—Minneapolis Star Tribune
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