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Writer to Writer (Author Interviews): Robert Bly: Finding Your Poetic Voice

FCCJ series of full length video interviews on the topic of writing
Author Robert Bly
Title Finding Your Poetic Voice
Interviewer William Slaughter
Producer Kathleen Clower
Director Mark Basse

Copyright 1999 Florida Community College at Jacksonville


Robert Bly is a poet, essayist, and activist, as well as winner of the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry. In this interview he discusses his collections Morning Poems and The Sibling Society, and reads original poems such as “Bad People” and “Early morning in your room” and talks about the inspirations for their content. Bly also elaborates on how he must feel “safe” when he writes a poem. 

Episode #: 20 (31?)



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Literary Analysis

Bly, R. (1999). Interviewed by William Slaughter [Video Recording]. Finding your poetic voice, Writer to Writer. YouTube, Jacksonville, Florida. 

Run time: 28 minutes