Posted on November 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Robert Bly, whose influence was felt in his chosen art form of poetry and beyond, has died.

His friend and neighbor confirmed Bly’s death on Monday; he was ninety-four.

Among Bly’s notable accomplishments: helping launch the successful poetry magazine The Fifties; receiving the National Book Award in 1968; co-founding American Writers Against the Vietnam War; and writing the book Iron John: A Book About Men.

The latter inspired a heated conversation in the media, with some complaining that it was anti-women.

You can read more about Bly’s life in NPR’s obituary.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: NPR, Obituary, Poetry

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