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by Robert Bly

eBook Leaping poetry: An idea with poems and translations download ISBN: 0807063924
Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Beacon Press; First Edition edition (1975)
Language: English
Pages: 93
ePub: 1864 kb
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry

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Much of Bly's 1973 book of poems Sleepers Joining Hands is concerned with this theme

Much of Bly's 1973 book of poems Sleepers Joining Hands is concerned with this theme. In the context of the Vietnam War, a focus on the divine feminine was seen as urgent and necessary. Since that time, the Conference has expanded to consider a wide variety of poetic, mythological, and fairy tale traditions.

Robert Bly argues that the best poetry makes leaps from one unconscious idea to another, and from unconscious to conscious, by means of association. I believe him, and yet when I read the many poems he uses as examples, I have no idea where the leaps are. I see gaps and strange juxtapositions, but I don’t see the connections. Maybe that proves that the leaps are unconscious. I like the way that Bly throws out speculative ideas w This is one book that I didn’t understand at all, and yet I enjoyed.

This book is likely to transform not only your view of poetry, but of any ar. .

The book showed Bly attempting to unite public and private realms in poetry, a project that would . Though Bly has perhaps become most identified as a social critic, he continues to publish many books of poetry and translation

The book showed Bly attempting to unite public and private realms in poetry, a project that would continue to influence both his own work and his role as a public poet. In 1966, Bly cofounded American Writers against the Vietnam War, led much of the opposition among writers to that war, and even contributed his National Book Award prize money to the antiwar effort. Though Bly has perhaps become most identified as a social critic, he continues to publish many books of poetry and translation. Following the practice of his friend William Stafford, Bly wrote a poem every morning, which produced a collection Morning Poems (1998). The collection garnered much critical praise.

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Robert, you’ve wasted so much of your life Sitting indoors to write poems. Here's a short film, funded by the Poetry Foundation, Haydn Reiss made in his honor. Would you Do that again? I would, a thousand times. Whitman’s poetry unites us in freedom and our compassionate, common humanity. Walt Whitman: Citizen Poet - Poetry Documentaries.

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Comments: (7)
Bulace
If you are interested in the ideas behind poetry, of delving into your writing in a way (probably) very different from the way you were taught in grade school, this book is excellent. Bly has an ear and an eye for the Spanish artists (Lorca, Vallejo, etc.) and his translations of them are some of the best I have read. His selections are inspiring and intriguing, or vague and difficult to follow, kind of depends on your style preference. As for Bly himself, he makes some gross exaggerations, and he's truly off on a few points. But the point is to be thought provoking, not to be 'right' (as much as his tone may indicate his approval of his own opinion).
Siralune
Leaping Poetry, a staple item on my bookshelf, has been recently reissued by author and poet Robert Bly. I was hoping for some new ideas rather than a simple reprinting of the original text, but am still happy to have this edition as my original copy is so worn and battered from use that I can now relegate it to the archived section of my shelves. This book is of the "small but mighty" category. The ideas about associative thinking are so refreshing, and the connections Bly makes to Lorca and the "duende" are so helpful-- reminders to live as close to death in our writing as we can get without actually dying. When we get into the "zone" with our associations, and get out of the way of them, we achieve what Bly wants for us as poets, and what he wants for himself as a reader of poems. I suggest that this book will be a perfect gift for anyone who is SERIOUS about poetry and wants to leap up off the floor of unremarkable writing onto the heights of perilous writing. Go ahead, you know you want this book. You know you want all your poet friends to have it too.
Narder
Had to read it for class. Definitely helpful if you like poetry and want to be a poet.
Thordibandis
Fine
Mojind
Fantastic reading of poetry that's almost dream almost visceral.
jorik
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Anarasida
I love Bly's anthologies and his introductions and reflections. This book, however, is very disappointing. The whole notion of "leaping," doesn't hold up. I'm not even sure what he means even when I tried to see it in the poems he chose. Poems do lots of things. Forget this one. There's not much poetry in it, and it costs way to much for what it has. Want something great by Bly? I give five stars to these two anthologies: The Soul Is Here For Its Own Joy, and News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness.
A very wonderful book on poetry, and poetry writing!