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Author's Name: Bly Robert Hirshfield Jane
Robert Bly is the author of The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, a book of poems in the ghazal form, as well as ten other collections of poetry. He has published several books of prose, including Iron John and The Sibling Society. Recently published, The Winged Energy of Delight is a gathering of poems by twenty-two poets from various languages that Bly has translated over the last forty years. Bly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Mirabai is a legendary literary and spiritual figure. Born a princess in Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, two acclaimed poets, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, have created lively English versions of Mirabai’s poems, using fresh images and energetic rhythms to make them accessible to modern readers.
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