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A reading by Robert Bly, Minnesota’s first poet laureate

October 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Robert Bly

What: A reading by Robert Bly, Minnesota’s first poet laureate

When: Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Willey Hall

Robert Bly will read from his latest collection of poetry, “Stealing Sugar from the Castle,” at this free event, sponsored by the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

A reception will follow the reading and books will be available to purchase.

Reservations requested

Stealing Sugar from the Castle book cover“This new collection is a worthy cap to Bly’s long and storied career. Incorporating some very early, unpublished poems all the way up to selections from his latest collection, 2011’s ‘Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey,’ the book draws on 15 collections and allows readers to see his evolution.”

—Star Tribune, September 15, 2013

“Here is the essential Robert Bly, ‘a man in love with the setting stars,’ a dark transcendentalist, a troublemaker, a mourner who keeps seeing the walls splashed with blood, a singer of boundless mysteries, imagination’s keeper, a witness to joy. He has been lighting up American poetry for more than sixty years.”

– Edward Hirsch

About Robert Bly

Bly won the National Book Award in 1968 for his second collection, “The Light Around the Body.” His latest book contains new and selected poems spanning 50 years. Earlier this year, Bly received the Poetry Society of America’s highest honor, the Frost Medal.

Robert Bly’s papers are held in the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries. They are available for the public to view by appointment.

Details

Date:
October 16, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu

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Venue

Willey Hall
225 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Phone:
612-624-9339