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Oyster Boy Review: The Influence of Robert Bly

By Jeffery Beam
Oyster Boy Review

Lenfestey_Robert coverIn 2009, the eighty-third birthday of poet Robert Bly, the University of Minnesota held a conference celebrating his work and the acquisition of his archives by the Library. Robert Bly in this World records the event with the publication of fifteen conference papers by a number of long-time friends and fans including such poets as Coleman Barks, William Duffy, and Ray Gonzalez; storytellers Daniel Deardorff and Gioia Timpanelli; Bly scholars William Booth, Mark Gustafson, Victoria Frenkel Harris, and Howard Nelson; a Sufi scholar Dr. Leonard Lewisohn; Annie Wright, the widow of James Wright; and a DVD of a 1978 Bly documentary by Mike Hazard. It also includes additional tributes by poets Jane Hirshfield, Donald Hall, and others.

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