Robert Bly Death: American poet Robert Bly dies aged 94, Cause of Death

Robert Bly Death – Cause of Death: American poet, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men’s movement, Robert Bly has passed away. He was 94 years old.

Bly was born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota. In 1954, Bly studied for two years at the University of Iowa at the Iowa Writers Workshop, completing a master’s degree in fine arts. In 1956, he received a Fulbright Grant to travel to Norway and translate Norwegian poetry into English.

Robert Bly is regarded as “one of the legends of contemporary poetry.” He authored dozens of books of poetry and translation, with his work based in the natural world, the visionary, and the realm of the irrational.

His best-known prose book is Iron John: A Book About Men, it spent 62 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Robert Bly’s notable books include;

Iron John: A Book About Men

Silence in the Snowy Fields

The Light Around the Body


“My teacher, mentor and friend Robert Bly died yesterday, at 95. Such a gift he gave the world! His teachings live in me every day.”

“Just learned of the passing of Robert Bly at 95. The old ones are taking flight. He was one of the most important poets of my early life. His SILENCE IN THE SNOWY FIELDS opened me up to the possibilities of the deep image, and then his translations blew open the larger world for me.” – John Lane

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