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Bly to launch poetry collection Oct. 16

  • Blog Post by: Laurie Hertzel
  • September 23, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Poet Robert Bly.

Poet Robert Bly.

Robert Bly's latest collection of poetry, "Stealing Sugar from the Castle," will be launched Oct. 16 at the University of Minnesota. (Here's the Star Tribune review.)

Bly won the National Book Award in 1968 for his second collection, "The Light Around the Body." His latest book contains new and selected poems spanning 50 years and includes selections from his 2011 collection, "Talking into the Ear of a Donkey."

Earlier this year, Bly received the Poetry Society of America's highest honor, the Frost Medal.

The Oct. 16 event begins at 7 p.m. at Willey Hall and is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries, which holds Bly's papers.  The event is free but reservations are requested. (Follow this link.)

A reception will follow the reading, and books will be available for sale.

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