The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations

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The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years, introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time.

Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient in his choice of poets to translate. The poetry he selected supplied qualities that seemed lacking from the literary culture of this country. At a time when editors and readers knew only Eliot and Pound, Bly introduced Neruda, Vallejo, Trakl, Jimenez, Trastromer, and Rumi. His most recent translations include Rolf Jacobsen, Francis Ponge, and the nineteenth-century Indian poet Ghalib. Here, in The Winged Energy of Delight, the poems of twenty-two renowned and lesser-known poets from around the world are brought together. As Kenneth Rexroth has said, Robert Bly "is one of the leaders of a poetic revival that has returned American literature to the world community."

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2005. Pages: 416 in Publisher: Harper Collins The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years. introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient in his choice of poets to translate. The poetry he selected supplied qualities that seemed lacking from the literary culture of this country. At a time when editors and readers knew only Eliot and Pound. Bly introduced Neruda. Vallejo. Trakl. Jimnez. Trastrmer . and Rumi. His most recent translations include Rolf Jacobsen. Francis Ponge. and the nineteenth-century Indian poet Ghalib. Here. in The Winged Energy of Delight. the poems of twenty-two renowned and lesser-known poets from around the world are ought together. As Kenneth Rexroth has said. Robert Bly is one of the leaders of a poetic reviva...

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Robert Bly's books of poetry include The Night Abraham Called to the Stars and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy. His awards include the National Book Award for poetry and two Guggenheims. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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