This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years

This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years His sixth major collection of poetry

  • Title: This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years
  • Author: Robert Bly
  • ISBN: 9780060907136
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • His sixth major collection of poetry.

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    • Robert Bly

      Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men s Movement.Robert Bly was born in western Minnesota in 1926 to parents of Norwegian stock He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and spent two years there After one year at St Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard and thereby joined the famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, which included Donald Hall, Adrienne Rich, Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, Harold Brodky, George Plimpton, and John Hawkes He graduated in 1950 and spent the next few years in New York living, as they say, hand to mouth.Beginning in 1954, he took two years at the University of Iowa at the Writers Workshop along with W D Snodgrass, Donald Justice, and others In 1956 he received a Fulbright grant to travel to Norway and translate Norwegian poetry into English While there he found not only his relatives but the work of a number of major poets whose force was not present in the United States, among them Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Gunnar Ekelof, Georg Trakl and Harry Martinson He determined then to start a literary magazine for poetry translation in the United States and so begin The Fifties and The Sixties and The Seventies, which introduced many of these poets to the writers of his generation, and published as well essays on American poets and insults to those deserving During this time he lived on a farm in Minnesota with his wife and children.In 1966 he co founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War and led much of the opposition among writers to that war When he won the National Book Award for The Light Around the Body, he contributed the prize money to the Resistance During the 70s he published eleven books of poetry, essays, and translations, celebrating the power of myth, Indian ecstatic poetry, meditation, and storytelling During the 80s he published Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, The Wing d Life Selected Poems and Prose of Thoreau,The Man in the Black Coat Turns, and A Little Book on the Human Shadow.His work Iron John A Book About Men is an international bestseller which has been translated into many languages He frequently does workshops for men with James Hillman and others, and workshops for men and women with Marion Woodman He and his wife Ruth, along with the storyteller Gioia Timpanelli, frequently conduct seminars on European fairy tales In the early 90s, with James Hillman and Michael Meade, he edited The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart, an anthology of poems from the men s work Since then he has edited The Darkness Around Us Is Deep Selected Poems of William Stafford, and The Soul Is Here for Its Own Joy, a collection of sacred poetry from many cultures.

    282 thoughts on “This Tree Will Be Here for a Thousand Years

    • Half-baked Zen, Midwestern style. These are the poems of a man who apparently thinks every dream he's had, or random doddering free association he's made, is worth publishing, and for whom no metaphor is too absurd. What's interesting about this volume is the implicit sense of the poet's inflated ego, as though he's convinced he's some latter-day Du Fu — that his verses really will be here for a thousand years — and the level-headed voices of reality have yet to tell him otherwise.Still way [...]


    • This guy, Bly, needs to go easy on the exclamation points. Jeesh. He's writing about snow-laden landscapes on the midwestern plains or some hushed reverie and then !!!BAM!!! an exclamation point goes off like a gunshot. Look at some of these: "Oval/Faces crowding to the window!"When I write of moral things,/The clouds boil/Blackly!" "Never be with your children, let them get string like radishes!/Let you wife worry about the lack of money!/Your whole life is like a drunkard's dream!/You haven't [...]


    • I enjoyed this book of Bly's poetry, but I find it more interesting as an historical artifact of a certain period of what poetry was in America than as an important book overall. The approach is minimalist, imagistic. The images themselves, farm land, nature, reflects a period of American culture that seems currently to have vanished from most of our lives. Walking across a plowed cornfield seems an activity far removed from most people's experience these days.


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