Robert Bly reads his translations of Ghalib, an Indian ghazal poet. As one critic writes, “A free-thinking Muslim who lived in the tumult of increasingly colonized India, Ghalib’s poetry of praise for God and creation is marked by an attitude that, while not disbelieving, acknowledging how the Great One can disappoint.” Or as Robert says, “He’s brave, this son-of-a-bitch, isn’t he?”
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Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to grief, wildness, and joy. We all have a yearning for lives of richness and meaning; this five-day conference is a unique opportunity to enrich ourselves in a community of other men.