Robert Bly Essay - Robert Bly Poetry: American Poets Analysis

Robert Bly Poetry: American Poets Analysis

Since Robert Bly has habitually brought his wide-ranging interests in literary history, myth, fairy tales, philosophy, psychology, politics, social concerns, and poetry past and present into his own work, his poetry reflects these interests and is enriched by them. Furthermore, because he has been prolific and unsystematic, even at times seemingly self-contradictory, he is extremely difficult to categorize and analyze. Nevertheless, it is possible—indeed necessary—to consider Bly’s poetry in terms of the series of various phases it has gone through. These phases, although they are also reflected in Bly’s other writings and involvements, are most evident in his poetry.

Silence in the Snowy Fields


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