Robert BlyRobert Bly (born December 231926 in Madison, Minnesota) is is an American poet. He was educated at St. Olaf, Harvard, and the University of Iowa.
Bly frequently does workshops for men with James Hillman and others, and workshops for men and women with Marion Woodman. He maintains a friendly correspondence with Clarissa Pinkola Estés author of Women Who Run With the Wolves. (ISBN 0345377443)
Bly is the University of Minnesota Library's 2002 Distinguished Writer. He has published more than 40 collections of poetry, edited many others, and published translations of poetry and prose from such languages as Swedish, German, Spanish, Farsi and Urdu. His book, The Night Abraham Called to the Stars has been nominated for a Minnesota Book Award.
Robert Bly should not be confused with Robert W. Bly, a business writer.