Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Robert Bly joins us to talk about an upcoming conference on—Robert Bly!—April 16-19 at the University of Minnesota. It includes a keynote by Lewis Hyde, author of The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. More information is available at www.lib.umn.edu/bly:http://www.lib.umn.edu/bly.
Robert Bly has published more than 40 collections of poetry, edited many others, and published translations of poetry and prose from such languages as Swedish, Norwegian, German, Spanish, Persian and Urdu. His book The Night Abraham Called to the Stars was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. He also edited the prestigious Best American Poetry 1999.
Poet Jim Lenfestey is also in the studio to talk about the conference.
In the second half of the show, Steve McEllistrem talks with Myron Uhlberg about his memoir, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love.