Minnesota poet Robert Bly Death – Obituary News Story : See What Happened.

By | November 23, 2021

Minnesota poet Robert Bly Death – Obituary News Story : See What Happened.

This is a developing story that Minnesota poet Robert Bly may have passed away, according to some statement posted on social media on November 22. 2021.

We have not been able to verify this story and therefore can not say for sure that the above mentioned individual is dead. This is a developing story.

The Writer’s Almanac  wrote

· Minnesota poet Robert Bly passed away today at age 94. He was born in Madison, Minnesota on December 23, 1926. A high school teacher taught him to appreciate poetry, but he didn’t start writing seriously until he joined the Navy after high school. There he befriended a man named Eisy Eisenstein — the first person he had ever met who wrote poems. After the Navy, he spent a year at St. Olaf College on the GI Bill. He said: “A woman my age wrote poetry; I fell in love with her, and I wrote a poem to her. I had the strangest sensation. I felt something in the poem I hadn’t intended to put there. It was as if ‘someone else was with me.’” He transferred to Harvard and applied to work as an editor for the literary magazine, the Harvard Advocate. When the staff interviewed him for a position, he responded with a long, detailed critique of American poetry since 1910. The staff seemed unimpressed, but they accepted him anyway. One day a new student board member turned up, a poet a year younger than Bly named Donald Hall. They became best friends. After Bly left Harvard, he decided that he didn’t want to teach at a university — he was inspired by his idol, William Carlos Williams, and also by Wallace Stevens, neither of whom was a career professor. So he returned home to his family’s farm in western Minnesota and began to write. Since he was so far away from a literary community, he wrote frequent long letters to his friends and peers: Donald Hall, Tomas Tranströmer, Galway Kinnell, Louis Simpson, and others. Bly and Hall exchanged letters twice a week for decades, with a rule that they had to respond to each other within 48 hours. Here is a PHC show from 2008 featuring Mr. Bly. Listen – https://bit.ly/3xreZIR 743743 26 Comments 180 Shares Like Comment Share

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