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Sleepers Joining Hands

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
His most important collection of poems.
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Published January 1st 1973 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Chris
Jun 20, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A lot of the themes of this book: dreams, death, witchcraft, female energy - are things that in Dylan Thomas I enjoy quite a bit but here come across more as a jumbled heap, and a little fetishistic of the images, even when Bly himself says he does not mean to do that. That beging said, "The Teeth Mother Naked at Last" is a pretty great poem about the chaos of war and its relationship to America.
James Cook
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
These are big, shaggy, loose, unruly, ugly, and beautiful poems with a big, shaggy essay about the Mother Goddess right in the middle. Bly later extracted several sections of these poems and incorporated them into later works, and those are pretty great too, but I love the sheer visionary thrust of these poems. They don't apologize for themselves.
Jared
Nov 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
cold mess. I fucking love this - the poem "Hair" is a large bad picture.
Greg Bem
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My head responded to a book filled with rejuvenation of feminism, and a real appreciation of the mother, of the matriarch, of the complexities I knew not before this instance.
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Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.
Robert Bly was born in western Minnesota in 1926 to parents of Norwegian stock. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and spent two years there. After one year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, he transferred to Harvard and thereby joined the famous group of writers who were undergraduates at that time, which i
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