The Essential Rumi
|Author:||Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator)|
A comprehensive collection of ecstatic poetry that delights with its energy and passion, The Essential Rumi brings the vibrant,living words of famed thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi to contemporary readers.
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers' PBS television series on poetry, The Language of Life and Fooling with Words. He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances.