According to poet and men's workshop facilitator Robert Bly, leaving naivete behind may open up the wilder regions of maleness, where men can wrestle with their demons and, in time, reach maturity and balance. This is a fascinating dialogue which explores the mystery of maleness and includes Bly's storytelling mastery and poetry. Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books including
Light Around the Body (Harper & Row 1967),
Loving a Woman In Two Worlds (Dial 1985),
Man In the Black Coat Turns (Harper & Row 1982),
The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations (Harper Perenniel 2005),
My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems (Harper Perennial 2006). He is also author of
Iron John (Addison-Wesley 1990) and
The Sibling Society (Addison-Wesley 1996).