Eating the Honey of Words

Eating the Honey of Words : New and Selected Poems

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A Brilliant Collection Spanning Half A Century, From One Of America's Most Prominent And Powerful Poets

Robert Bly has had many roles in his illustrious career. He is a chronicler and mentor of young poets, was a leader of the antiwar movement, founded the men's movement, and wrote the bestselling book Iron John, which brought the men's movement to the attention of the world. Throughout these activities, Bly has continued to deepen his own poetry, a vigorous voice in a period of more academic wordsmiths. Here he presents his favorite poems of the last decades-timeless classics from Silence in the Snowy Fields, The Man in the Black Coat Turns, and Loving a Woman in Two Worlds. A complete section of marelous new poems rounds out this collection, which offers a chance to reread, in a fresh setting, a lifetime of work dedicated to fresh perspectives. It is a brilliant collection that confirms Bly's role as one of America's preeminent poets writing today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 136.4 x 205.2 x 23.4mm | 358.34g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060930691
  • 9780060930691
  • 855,316

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"Robert Bly's Eating the Honey of Words has a hearty, booming funk."-- "Wall Street Journal"[A] delightfully diverse collection."-- "New Age "Bly, like other giants of poetic activism . . . has not been content to merely live his times. He has actively challenged them, and his muse, far from abandoning him, has stood steadfastly . . . at his side."-- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"This volume is an appealing poetic sampler. . . The poems celebrating discoveries Bly makes when alone and silent are always striking, and his imaginative prose poems radiate witty delight."-- "Library Journal"It's impossible to move through this rich and varied collection without continual amazement at the many ways Bly has fulfilled his promise of faithfulness to spiritual and psychological depth in his poetry. In his half-century of abundance, Bly has proven one of our hardest-working poets, and the bundle of poems brilliantly assembled here constitute the vital core of his work."-- "Dragonsmoke
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