The 2006 acquisition of the Robert Bly papers was among the most significant by the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections.
In recognition of the importance of Bly as a poet, translator, social critic, and author, we proudly present "Robert Bly In This World," a three-day international conference exploring Bly’s contributions and impact on contemporary literature, sociology, and politics.
At the conference will be:
* Anne Wright on Bly and James Wright
* Howard Nelson on Bly’s poetry
* Hugh Van Dusen HarperCollins editor
* Coleman Barks translator of Rumi
* Leonard Lewisohn on Persian translation
. . . and many more.
In addition to the conference, materials from the Bly papers are on display now through May 9 in "The Pen Still Moves Freely: Robert Bly's Revolutionary Calling." Located in the Andersen Library Gallery, this exhibit is free and open to the public.