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August 12, 2001
Let's celebrate another day lost to Eternity. Minute by minute we eke out the story. But the spider is on his way from night to night. The mailman is not the one who ruins our life. Wind has an affair with a million grains of sand. Each sand grain has more power than Xerxes. During those months while we slept in the womb, The Demiurge gave us a taste for war So that we were born mortgaged and howling. Madame Bovary could not endure the good life.
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July 5, 1998
I The wind through the box-elder trees Is like rides at dusk on a white horse, Wars for your country, and fighting the British. II I wonder if Washington listened to the trees. All morning I have been sitting in grass, Higher than my eyes, beneath trees, And listening upward, to the wind in leaves. Suddenly I realize there is one thing more: There is also the wind through the high grass.
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September 2, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
George Hitchcock, a poet, painter and UC Santa Cruz emeritus professor whose iconoclastic vision as publisher of the literary magazine "kayak" helped free American poetry from mid-20th century orthodoxies and provided an early forum for such distinguished writers as Robert Bly, Raymond Carver and Philip Levine, died Friday at his home in Eugene, Ore. He was 96. His death came after a long illness, said poet Robert McDowell, a former student and...
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May 11, 1997
Sometimes a man can't say What he . . . A wind comes And his doors don't rattle. Rain Comes and his hair is dry. "There's a lot to keep inside And a lot to . . . " "Sometimes shame Means we . . . " Children are cruel. "He's six and his hands . . . " Even Hamlet kept passing The King praying And the King said, "There was something . . . " From "Morning Poems" by Robert Bly. (HarperCollins: 110 pp., $23.) Copyright 1997 Reprinted by permission.
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December 29, 1985 | Holly Prado, Prado's novel "Gardens" was just published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. and
Robert Bly's latest book of poems is being presented as a volume of love poetry. It is, and it isn't. The phrase ". . . in Two Worlds," which makes up half the title is a clue that Bly is not only speaking of human relationship but also of an enigmatic, inner realm. Bly has a history of exploring the feminine that lives within--in men as well as in women. "The peony says that we have been given a gift,/ and it is not the gift of this world.
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March 19, 1991 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Bly crouched like a middle linebacker and let out the sort of aggressive roar that coaches coax from high school football players. Behind him, 800 men of every age and hairstyle roared along in unison. But Bly is hardly a typical American coach, and this "men's gathering" at the Japan America Theater in Los Angeles was hardly in the spirit of a gridiron competition.
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September 15, 1996 | Mark Gerzon, Mark Gerzon is author of "A House Divided: Six Belief Systems Struggling for America's Soul" and "Listening to Midlife: Turning Your Crisis Into a Quest."
During the second year of the Clinton administration, at a time when 30-year-olds seemed to be dominating the White House staff, a journalist from the Washington Post asked: "Aren't there any adults at home in the White House?" Elizabeth Dole, according to an article in Time, recently turned to her husband over brunch and urged him to put some "adult supervision" into his chaotic campaign staff.
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January 14, 1993 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the want ad had read: "Patriarch needed for new men's movement--must be able to withstand the slings and arrows of outraged feminists," Robert Bly would seem the ideal candidate. At 66, the white-haired poet from Minnesota has earned celebrity status late in life as a quick-witted--and often sharp-tongued--articulator of men's issues. Only problem is, it wasn't a job he ever applied for. "I'm a teacher of mythology and poetry--that's the way I earned a living for my family!"
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August 12, 2001
Let's celebrate another day lost to Eternity. Minute by minute we eke out the story. But the spider is on his way from night to night. The mailman is not the one who ruins our life. Wind has an affair with a million grains of sand. Each sand grain has more power than Xerxes. During those months while we slept in the womb, The Demiurge gave us a taste for war So that we were born mortgaged and howling. Madame Bovary could not endure the good life.
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July 5, 1998
I The wind through the box-elder trees Is like rides at dusk on a white horse, Wars for your country, and fighting the British. II I wonder if Washington listened to the trees. All morning I have been sitting in grass, Higher than my eyes, beneath trees, And listening upward, to the wind in leaves. Suddenly I realize there is one thing more: There is also the wind through the high grass.
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February 8, 1998
It is out in the flimsy suburbs, Where the light seems to shine through the walls. My black shoes stand on the floor Like two open graves. The curtains do not know what to hope for, But they are obedient. How strange to think of India! Wealth is nothing but lack of people. From "Contemporary American Poetry," selected and introduced by Donald Hall (NAL Dutton: 288 pp., $10.95)
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May 11, 1997
Sometimes a man can't say What he . . . A wind comes And his doors don't rattle. Rain Comes and his hair is dry. "There's a lot to keep inside And a lot to . . . " "Sometimes shame Means we . . . " Children are cruel. "He's six and his hands . . . " Even Hamlet kept passing The King praying And the King said, "There was something . . . " From "Morning Poems" by Robert Bly. (HarperCollins: 110 pp., $23.) Copyright 1997 Reprinted by permission.
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September 15, 1996 | Mark Gerzon, Mark Gerzon is author of "A House Divided: Six Belief Systems Struggling for America's Soul" and "Listening to Midlife: Turning Your Crisis Into a Quest."
During the second year of the Clinton administration, at a time when 30-year-olds seemed to be dominating the White House staff, a journalist from the Washington Post asked: "Aren't there any adults at home in the White House?" Elizabeth Dole, according to an article in Time, recently turned to her husband over brunch and urged him to put some "adult supervision" into his chaotic campaign staff.
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May 12, 1996 | Rika Lesser, Rika Lesser's most recent book of poems is "All We Need of Hell" (University of North Texas Press). She has been translating Swedish poetry for 20 years
Tomas Transtromer has long deserved the Nobel Prize in literature. His bibliography, published in 1990, shows that his work has been translated into at least 33 languages. But he is Swedish and the Swedes, highly self-critical, have not bestowed the prize upon one of their own since 1974 (when it went to Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson). It is time they did. In March a new book of Transtromer's poems, "Sorgegondolen" ("The Grief Gondola"), came out in Sweden.
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December 2, 1990 | Alex Raksin
IRON JOHN: A Book About Men by Robert Bly (Addison-Wesley: $18.95; 237 pp.). Less tough and introverted, more sensitive and thoughtful than their counterparts from the '50s and '60s, young men today would seem to have everything going for them. But while moderating encounter groups across the country, poet Robert Bly saw many break down into tears "within five minutes."
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December 13, 1993 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Allan Decker was more than sad. He felt abandoned and afraid. "I feel like a child whose parents are arguing and are thinking of splitting up," he wrote in the current issue of the Family Therapy Networker. But rather than his parents, the 60-year-old Jacksonville, Fla.
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January 14, 1993 | PHILIP BRANDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If the want ad had read: "Patriarch needed for new men's movement--must be able to withstand the slings and arrows of outraged feminists," Robert Bly would seem the ideal candidate. At 66, the white-haired poet from Minnesota has earned celebrity status late in life as a quick-witted--and often sharp-tongued--articulator of men's issues. Only problem is, it wasn't a job he ever applied for. "I'm a teacher of mythology and poetry--that's the way I earned a living for my family!"
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