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"Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter" is a small poem and mostly overlooked by critics who reviewed Silence in the Snowy Fields or who study Bly's poetry. William V. Davis in Understanding Robert Bly contends that Bly's voice is most "authentic" in this collection and for that reason it is his "most important book." In noting that most reviewers praised the collection, Richard P. Sugg, in his introduction to Bly's prose and poetry Robert Bly, claims that the book contains what he calls "the enduring basis of Bly's work[:] . . . . the psychological theme of man's inward life and the act of perception/discovery necessary to connect with and develop it." Ronald Moran and George S. Lensing, in their study of Bly and his peers, Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson, and William Stafford, conclude, "The poems of Silence in the Snowy...

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