The Indigo Bunting: 15 Love Poems
by Robert Bly
Slipcased Version Out of Print
Deluxe Version Out of Print
Robert Bly is an American poet and the author of more than thirty books of poetry, including The Light Around the Body, which won the National Book Award. He has translated the works of notable poets such as Pablo Neruda, Hafez, Rainier Maria Rilke and Kabir, and is the author of numerous nonfiction books as well, most notably his bestselling Iron John exploring modern masculinity.
Bly's 1985 collection, Loving a Woman in Two Worlds, from which these poems have been chosen, took many readers by surprise. These poems, full of openness and vulnerability, show a side of Bly seldom seen, and strike a fresh note on the 25th anniversary of their publication.
Published with a foreword by Thomas R. Smith, poet, editor, educator, and author of six books of poetry. Published with original, commissioned wood engravings by Berkeley, California artist Keith Cranmer. The books are numbered 1-20 for the deluxe version, with 1-5 reserved for the press, and the slipcased version is numbered 21-100. The entire edition is signed by the poet.
The book is published in two states:
Deluxe: 20 Copies. The book is case bound with burnt orange Cave Paper over boards, and quarter bound in foil stamped dark brown goatskin. Housed in a drop spine box of Japanese book cloth and accompanied by a paper chemise containing a signed and numbered wood engraving of the Indigo Bunting used for the cover. Publication price: Out of print.
Slipcased: 80 Copies. The book is case bound with burnt orange Cave Paper over boards, and quarter bound in dark brown Italian book cloth with paper label on the spine. Housed in a slipcase of Italian book cloth. Publication price: Out of print.