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KPFA Radio & Poetry Flash present:
An Evening with ROBERT BLY
With a tribute by Nils Peterson, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
Accompaniment by Bruce Hamm, sarode
Jim Santi Owen, tabla
Friday, May 20, 2011
The Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
$20 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Mrs. Dalloway’s, Pegasus Books (3 locations), Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore and Modern Times
($25 door, $15 HC members)
"When the cultural and intellectual history of our time is written, Robert Bly
will be recognized as the catalyst for a sweeping cultural revolution."
—Psychologist Robert Moore
Since the 1960s, Robert Bly has written poetry … based in the natural world, the visionary,
and the realm of the irrational. As a poet, editor and translator, Bly has profoundly affected
American verse, introducing many unknown European and South American poets to new
readers. He has changed global literature forever by translating and bringing world literature
to U.S. readers. He has opened the doors of experience, insight, and language, lifting them
toward a universal understanding of what poetry means in the lives of people throughout the
world. Among his 40 books of poetry are The Light Around the Body, Silence In the Snowy
Fields, Meditations on the Insatiable Soul, and My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy.
His prose works include Iron John, Talking All Morning, and The Sibling Society.
About Talking into the Ear of a Donkey:
“This consummately beautiful and moving book carries the craft, wisdom, and
gleaming image-hoard of a lifetime master. Robert Bly’s signature gifts leap
from every page: extravagant freedoms; embrace of mystery; astonishment;
the twin pole stars of wild-won instruction and profound acceptance; and,
always, always, the unshakable love Bly holds for this spinning globe and all
who share it.
Nils Peterson taught in the English and Humanities Departments at San Jose State
University from 1963 to 1999. He has published widely, was nominated for a 2005 Pushcart
Prize, and is the Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. Bruce Hamm and Jim Santi Owen
are widely loved and deeply respected Bay Area musicians.
This is a KPFA Benefit