||9th Annual Literary
Old Dominion University
October 6-9, 1986
Robert Bly has published eight books of poems, five volumes of translations, and three books of criticism/anthology. His poetry has won him the highest critical praise a--National Book Award--for The Light Around the Body. His new thinking on central issues in American Culture has won him another audience far beyond the poetry world. He is now at Work on a book called Waking from Newton's Sleep: Essays on Literary Imagination and The Wild Man and Other Stories for Men, a psychological interpretation of fairytales as they relate to masculine development. His most recent book of poems, Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, was published by Dial Press/Doubleday.
Mr. Bly will read on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. He will speak on the connections between poetry and mythology in a talk titled "Poetry As A Dance Floor" on Thursday at 11 a.m. [extracted from 1986 brochure]