Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart A Poetry Anthology

ISBN-10: 0060924209

ISBN-13: 9780060924201

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Authors: Robert Bly, James Hillman, Michael Meade, Robert Bly

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Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade challenge the assumptions of our poetry-deprived society in this powerful collection of more than 400 deeply moving poems from renowned artists including Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Theodore Roethke, Rainer Maria Rilke, Marianne Moore, Thomas Wolfe, Czeslaw Milosz, and Henry David Thoreau.
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List price: $17.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/4/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.880

Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota. He edited The Seventies magazine, which he founded as The Fifties and in the next decade called The Sixties. In 1966, with David Ray, he organized American Writers Against the Vietnam War. The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award in 1968, was strongly critical of the war in Vietnam and of American foreign policy. Since publication of Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a response to the women's movement, Bly has been immensely popular, appearing on talk shows and advising men to retrieve their primitive masculinity through wildness. Bly is also a translator of Scandinavian literature, such as Twenty Poems of Tomas Transtromer. Through the Sixties Press and the Seventies Press, he introduced little-known European and South American poets to American readers. His magazines have been the center of a poetic movement involving the poets Donald Hall, Louis Simpson, and James Wright.

James Hillman was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 12, 1926. He attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University for two years before joining the Navy's Hospital Corps in 1944. He studied English literature in Paris at the Sorbonne and graduated with a degree in mental and moral science from Trinity College in Dublin. In 1953, he moved to Zurich and enrolled at the C. G. Jung Institute. In 1959, he became the director of studies at the institute and stayed in that position for the next 10 years. He wrote over 20 books including Suicide and the Soul, Re-Visioning Psychology, and The Soul's Code. He died due to complications of bone cancer on October 27, 2011 at the age of 85.

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Approach to Wildness
Danse Russe
Crazy Dog Events
Four Quatrains
Much Madness is Divinest Sense
from Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
Bread and Wine
Has Anyone Seen the Boy?
from The Will to Believe
from Proverbs from Hell
from Middle of the Way
The Wild Mallard Thought
The Wild Man Comes to the Monastery
from Song of a Man Who Has Come Through
Knowing Nothing Shuts the Iron Gates
from In a Dark Time
Little Infinite Poem
The Wild Old Wicked Man
Mad as the Mist and Snow
Song of the Cuban Blacks
Fathers' Prayers for Sons and Daughters
With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach
A Story
A Prayer for My Son
On the Beach at Fontana
In the Third Month
On My First Son
The Idea of Ancestry
Men and Birth: The Unexplainable
Changing Diapers
At the Washing of My Son
from A Prayer for My Daughter
A Flower Given to My Daughter
An Ark for Lawrence Durrell
The Turtle
Boy at the Window
For My Son, Noah, Ten Years Old
After Making Love We Hear Footsteps
Sometimes a Man Stands Up During Supper
A Story That Could Be True
The Man from Washington
Rundown Church
Dulce et Decorum Est
Dry Loaf
Ode for the American Dead in Asia
Words for My Daughter
To President Bush at the Start of the Gulf War
Becoming Milton
from The Homeric Hymn to Ares
The Secret of Victory
from Lessons of the War
Big Dream, Little Dream
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind
The Colonel
"Keeping Their World Large"
Passing an Orchard by Train
I Know the Earth, and I Am Sad
The Wind, One Brilliant Day
Sonnets to Orpheus IV
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Melancholy Inside Families
Walking Around
No More Auction Block (Spiritual)
I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
The Day Lady Died
Sonnets to Orpheus VIII
Snowbanks North of the House
Come In
I Am Going to Speak of Hope
And What If After So Many Words
The House of Fathers and Titans
For, Brother, What Are We?
from Democracy in America
The Bones of My Father
from Theogony
The Guild
The Sick Image of My Father Fades
My Papa's Waltz
American Primitive
My Father's Wedding
The Portrait
The Core of Masculinity
The Gift
The Weight of Sweetness
Only When My Heart Freezes
Those Winter Sundays
My Father Went to Funerals
The Distant Footsteps
from Memories of My Father
The Race
The Irish Cliffs of Moher
Language: Speaking Well and Speaking Out
Magic Words (Eskimo)
The Mind
Songs Are Thoughts
On Being Extravagant
from Gargantua
from The Havana Lectures
Poetry Is a Destructive Force
In My Craft or Sullen Art
On the Words in Poetry
Amergin and Cessair (Traditional)
from Canto LXXXI
Sonnet LXV
To Autumn
On the Writing of Poetry
These Days
American Poetry
from Standing Up
from The Man with the Blue Guitar
from Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Making a Hole in Denial
The Inner Part
Miniver Cheevy
"Next To Of Course God America I
We Real Cool
Twenty-First. Night. Monday
The Invisible King
Empty Warriors
On the Yard
A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand
Animals Are Passing from Our Lives
It Is This Way with Men
The War Prayer
The Second Coming
A First on TV
Sunday at the State Hospital
No Theory
Funeral Eva
Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop
Have You Anything to Say in Your Defense?
The Spider
Loving the Community and Work
A Ritual to Read to Each Other
Throw Yourself Like Seed
Until One Is Committed
Just as the Winged Energy of Delight
Why Log Drivers Rise Earlier Than Students of Zen
All the Fruit
New York
To the States
What Happened During the Ice Storm
The Flying Eagles of Troop 62
For Eli Jacobson
The Naive Male
Which One Is Genuine?
A Story About the Body
The Rites of Manhood
He Loved Three Things
When the Father Is Absent
The Black Hairs
The Indian Serenade
The Good Deeds of the Moon
In a Tavern
from Song of Myself
Across the Swamp
Peer Gynt Tells His Mother About His Newest Adventure
The Hopeful Spiritual Athlete
How Much Is Not True
The Second Layer: Anger, Hatred, Outrage
The Black Riders
The Twins
Indeed Indeed, I Cannot Tell
I Stand Here, Do You Understand
Ribh Considers Christian Love Insufficient
Lines for an Old Man
The Hill
The Anger That Breaks the Man into Children
The Man Watching
Fire on the Hills
The Song of the Black Bear
A Poison Tree
The English Are So Nice!
Mine Enemy Is Growing Old
The Ascensions
The United Fruit Co
The White City
Fire and Ice
Earthly Love
The Mole
The Guest
Three Quatrains
A Glimpse
Body of a Woman
and Balls
O Wha's The Bride?
Greed and Aggression
Gentleman Without Company
Last Gods
Cocks and Mares
I Knew a Woman
Food of Love
Feeding the Dog
I Wrung My Hands Under My Dark Veil
To Women, as Far as I'm Concerned
Ballad of the Despairing Husband
All That Is Lovely in Men
Separation by Death
Feeling Fucked Up
The Impulse
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter
"We Must Die Because We Have Known Them"
A Marriage
And If He Had Been Wrong for Me
Listening to the Koln Concert
Once I Passed Through a Populous City
A Coal Fire in Winter
The Cultivated Heart
The Song of Wandering Aengus
New Love and the Gentle Heart
As I Was Walking
from Moral Proverbs and Folk Songs
I Am Not I
The One Who Is at Home
To Be a Slave of Intensity
Archaic Torso of Apollo
Someone Digging in the Ground
Last Night
That Journeys Are Good
Advice from Heraclitus
Advice from Pythagoras
The Waking
The Holy Longing
Mother and Great Mother
From Childhood
Mother and Son
from My Mother Would Be a Falconress
The Right Meaning
Sonnet to My Mother
In Memory of My Mother
The Last Words of My English Grandmother
I Am Asking You to Come Back Home
To Juan at the Winter Solstice
The Thief
What I Heard at the Discount Department Store
The Witch
The Goddess
Ego Tripping
Birds Nest
Old Woman Nature
The Spindrift Gaze Toward Paradise
Conversation in the Mountains
I Think Continually of Those
I Live My Life
A Walk
The Invisible Men
Three Angels
Guardian Angel
A Man Lost by a River
The Scattered Congregation
The Secret
The Dream
The Light You Give Off
A Blessing
Two Years Later
The Guest Is Inside
Say Yes Quickly
The New Rule
Wild Nights - Wild Nights!
Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Sailing to Byzantium
from Voyages II
Walking Through a Wall
The Leaves of Heaven
Confessional Poem
Appointed Rounds
Quinn the Eskimo
Red Lip
from A Thousand Chinese Dinners
Welcome Back, Mr. Knight: Love of My Life
Freud Talks of the Primal Meal
The Automobile
The Ox
High Talk
Loving the World Anyway
The World Is Too Much with Us
God's Grandeur
Pied Beauty
The Perfume / Of Flowers! . . .
Grappa in September
Ode to My Socks
The Delights of the Door
The Bread of This World; Praises III
O Sweet Spontaneous
West Wall
The Rain
Sometimes I Go About Pitying Myself (Chippewa Music)
Old Song (Traditional)
Musee Des Beaux Arts
The Earthworm
To Earthward
The Groundhog
from A Dialogue of Self and Soul
from Vacillation
Index of Poets
Index of First Lines
Copyright Acknowledgments
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