White Pine Press has been publishing quality poetry and literature in translation for over forty years. We have published the work of Robert Bly for almost that long and are asking your help to raise funds to support the publication of Like The New Moon I Will Live My Life, a major collection of his work.
Like The New Moon I Will Live My Life forms a companion to his recent Stealing Sugar from the Castile: New and Selected Poems. The Chinese-influenced strain of Bly's work is celebrated here and amply showcased in the over 170 poems. The collection is a kind of back road running parallel to the more traveled route of his Selected Poems.
I have worked with Robert and the poet Thomas R. Smith who contributes an insightful introduction, to rediscover a significant body of his work hidden in long out of print chapbooks, books, magazine issues, and in manuscripts.
Robert Bly has long been recognized as one of the giants of Twentieth century poetry and thought. The Huffington Post says of him "Robert Bly changed the course of American poetry by opening it up to the imagination and the deep-image aesthetic, he is dedicated to reintegrating poetry with life — daily life, the life of the body, spiritual and political life."
Please join us in celebrating and supporting the publication of Robert's work in the new collection and spread the word to friends who enjoy his work.