Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Robert Bly to read at celebration for Frederick Manfred

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Author events, Book news, Local authors, Readings Updated: August 16, 2012 - 11:05 AM
Robert Bly and David Whetstone, at the launch of Bly's latest collection, "Talking into the Ear of a Donkey." Photo by Laurie Hertzel

Robert Bly and David Whetstone, at the launch of Bly's latest collection, "Talking into the Ear of a Donkey." Photo by Laurie Hertzel

 
The big year-long 100th birthday celebration of writer Frederick Manfred continues this month with a reading in Luverne, his chosen home town, by poet Robert Bly, his good, good friend. Bly will be accompanied by his wife, Ruth, and by sitarist David Whetstone.
 
Frederick Manfred. Star Tribune file photo by Duane Braley

Frederick Manfred. Star Tribune file photo by Duane Braley

Manfred, born in Iowa, lived in southwestern Minnesota most of his life. He was the author of 34 books, including "Lord Grizzly," most of which were set in a place he called Siouxland--the place where Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa come together. He died in 1994 at age 82.
 
Robert Bly's latest collection is "Talking into the Ear of a Donkey."  He'll read from that (and likely from all kinds of other things, including books and poems by other people) at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Blue Mounds State Park.
 
 

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