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American Poet Robert Bly.

Poet Robert Bly. In the 60s, his poems took on a political tone and he founded American Poets Against the War. When his volume, The Light Around The Body, won the National Book Award in 1972, he turned the prize money over to a draft resisters group. Since then, his poems have explored the bonds between men, particularly between fathers and sons. (Rebroadcast of June 29, 1987.)


Other segments from the episode on December 29, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 29, 1987: Interview with Robert Bly; Commentary on the Chantels; Interview with Ned Beatty; Commentary on naming products.


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