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Robert Bly

Why Guys Rarely Hang Out With Other Guys

Jack Anderson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Jack Anderson

Today, I am not a member of one single Man Tribe. Where did my Man Tribe go? I'm far from alone here. Most guys, not just my age, but those much younger and older than me, just don't hang out with other guys anymore. The Man Tribe, for most of us, has died. Why?

Love Poem to Robert Bly

Mirabai Starr | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

You may never read this, Robert, but I have to write it. I know you know what I mean. I am in my mid-50s now, which must make you over 90. And so I hasten to add this little epistle to the storehouse of love letters you must have received in the long course of your career as a conduit for the mystics, you beautiful, wild, fearless man.

This 'Love Trumpet' Kills Racism

Jennifer Nix | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Nix

Five months before the tragic verdict in State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, my personal paradigm on race shifted in a Brooklyn bar as I encountered the poems and performance of Roger Bonair-Agard. 

Homage to Robert Bly

Roger Housden | Posted 06.08.2013 | Books
Roger Housden

A persistent London drizzle made most passers-by hunch their shoulders and tug at their lapels. Robert Bly stood his full six feet, his ample chest challenging the weather to cow him.

Post-Election Prescription: A Generous Dose of Robert Bly

Jennifer Nix | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Jennifer Nix

A person moves toward poetry out of need, says Robert Bly, when religious instruction perhaps fails to resonate deeply enough, or when trying to get in touch with one's senses.

Why We Don't Need A 'Men's Movement' To Be Good Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

There are plenty of ways the law (particularly family law) and popular culture, as represented by the media, have limited men. But we have no one to blame but ourselves. We made the laws. We control the media. Our popular culture has dumbed down men to sex- and sports-crazed idiots, with very little space for the nuanced truth of how hard it is to try to be a good dad and a good husband and breadwinner

Social Networking as Spiritual School

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sheila Shayon

The Internet is an unprecedented, unmediated extension of the human experience...and we are just beginning to comprehend the power and skills of being a full-on participant.