Fairy Tales Subject of Poet's Talk in Library
Robert Bly has added a talk to his previously scheduled visit to Alma College. Earlier in the day he gives a talk "How Does the Spirit Come Into Fairy Tales" at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Reading Area of the Library.
Bly delivers an entertaining evening of poetry and storytelling Monday, January 30 at 8 p.m. in the Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall, on the Alma College campus.
According to Alma English Professor Bill Palmer, Bly's visit is an extraordinary coup for the College. "This will likely be terrific. Robert Bly is a wonderful storyteller."
Bly is a groundbreaking poet, editor, translator, storyteller and author of Iron John: A Book About Men. Beginning with Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962) he has published 17 books of poetry, including Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems (2000) and Insanity of Empire: A Book of Poems Against the Iraq War (2004). He has published 11 books of translations of poetry by writers such as Kabir, Rilke and Neruda. He has also edited seven books, including The Soul is Here For Its Own Joy (1999). A dynamic advocate of the spiritual power of poetry, Bly has been featured on Bill Moyers' PBS shows The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets and The Power of the Word.
Free, no ticket required.
Posted: Mon, January 23rd, 2006 at 4:11PM