Bits of Bly: The Sibling Society

Poet and social critic Robert Bly, who penned many of his works from a cabin on Moosehead Lake about 30 miles southwest of Duluth, died on Nov. 21 at the age of 94. He was interviewed in the fall of 1997 on KUMD radio in Duluth, and a cassette of the interview survives in the Perfect Duluth Day archive. Consider the clip above to be part one of a short series.

The interview took place the year after Bly’s book The Sibling Society: An Impassioned Call for the Rediscovery of Adulthood was published.

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Dave Sorensen

about 7 months ago

I got to perform with Robert three times. Another fellow and I played hand percussion while Bly recited Rumi poems over our amateur beats. His poem, "The Teeth Mother Naked At Last" is a truly great anti-war poem. R.I.P.

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