Talking All Morning

Robert Bly
Engaging essays, interviews and poetry on solitude, politics, and the role of gender consciousness in the creative process


Robert Bly is the author of many books, including Jumping Out of Bed, The Man in the Black Coat Turns, and Iron John: A Book About Men. He has translated Neruda, Vallejo, and Lorca and received the National Book Award for his collection The Light Around the Body. His most recent book is The Maiden King: The Reunion of Masculine and Feminine, with Marion Woodman.

Praise / Awards

  • "Bly's conversation is down-home and pared to the bone of honesty. . . . In an age when it's highbrow to complain about the dearth of published poetry, Bly says he thinks there's too much, and that poets have too easy a time."
    --Boston Globe

  • "This is genuine Bly--surrealist, mystic, anti-war critic, purveyor of strong medicine against the American way of life."

  • "The wildness of Bly's imagination and his passionate commitment to poetry make this collection of eighteen interviews, nine poems and three essays one of the most important--certainly the most provocative--commentaries on the relationship of poetry to life to come along in quite a while. The collection gives us both a comprehensive review of Bly's career as a poet and abundant discussion of politics and poetry, the varieties of surrealism, translation, Jungian psychology and the deep image."
    --World Literature Today

Product Details

  • 5.25 x 8.
  • 320pp.
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  • Paper
  • 1980
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-15760-0

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  • $22.95 U.S.