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March 1, 2011
9780819571472
English
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Silence in the Snowy Fields, a minibook edition

Poems

Limited edition of this beloved collection

Wesleyan University Press is pleased to present a special miniature edition of this best-selling volume of poetry by Robert Bly. Originally published in 1962, Silence in the Snowy Fields was Bly's first book, and one of the first volumes of poetry published by Wesleyan. Silence in the Snowy Fields disarmed readers and critics with its clear-sighted intelligence and apparent simplicity. Unlike much of the academically based American poetry of its time, this poetry aimed at a kind of Eastern balance in which human beings participate in but do not dominate nature. Many still find this one of Bly's most healing books. The entire book is reproduced in this irresistable small format.

About the Author

ROBERT BLY is an American poet, author, activist, and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.

Reviews

"Mr. Bly's poems name delicate, humble things, and at the same time describe man assuming his existence, beginning over again the test of illusions. At the end of each poem there is silence, without complaint."—Wallace Fowlie, New York Times Book Review

"Mr. Bly's poems name delicate, humble things, and at the same time describe man assuming his existence, beginning over again the test of illusions. At the end of each poem there is silence, without complaint."—Wallace Fowlie, New York Times Book Review

"There's no more practical beautiful book I own than the two minibook poetry collections I have: The Branch Will Not Break by James Wright and Silence in the Snowy Fields by Robert Bly. Because the tiny Wright book has probably traveled (literally) with me more than any other book, it's one of the most beat-up books I own, and also one of my favorites."—Gabe Habash, PWxyz / Publishers Weekly blog
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Other Titles by Robert Bly

Collected Poems

James Wright, edited by Anne Wright, Robert Bly
Mar 2011 - Wesleyan University Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD - Electronic book text

Silence in the Snowy Fields

Robert Bly
Mar 2011 - Wesleyan University Press
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$11.99 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from Wesleyan Poetry Series

Her Birth and Later Years

Irena Klepfisz
Dec 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$28.00 USD - Hardback

In the Current Where Drowning Is Beautiful

Abigail Chabitnoy
Nov 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$25.00 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback

In a Few Minutes Before Later

Brenda Hillman
Oct 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$26.00 USD - Hardback

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Winter Fruit

Dale B.J. Randall
Dec 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Hardback
$12.95 USD - Electronic book text

What Things Cost

edited by Rebecca Gayle Howell, Ashley M. Jones, Emily J. Jalloul
Feb 2023 - University Press of Kentucky
$27.95 USD - Hardback
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text
$27.95 USD - Electronic book text

Buffalo Dance, expanded edition

Frank X Walker
Nov 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text