***Heritage Day: The Story of Robert Bly***
July 26, 2015. More details here.
Robert Bly, Madison’s native son and Minnesota’s first Poet Laureate, donated the building he used as a study when he lived on his farm south of Madison.
“The studio was hauled over to the Lac qui Parle County Museum [in 1999] with Bly’s books and furniture intact. It is where Bly wrote ‘Silence in the Snowy Fields’ and where his four children played on the wooden floor, separated from their father by a curtain so that Bly could think.” Laurie Hertzel, The Poet Comes Home, Star Tribune, September 30, 2009.
For more information on Robert Bly, visit his website.