• The Essential Rumi — translations by Coleman Barks

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    The Definitive Rumi —A New, Expanded Edition—With Over Eighty Never-Before-Published Poems and a New Introduction.

    "At the end of our wanderings there is only the soul"s yearning to return to God. No one speaks that yearning better than Rumi. No one, these days, does Rumi better than Coleman Barks."
    —Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now

    "If Rumi is the most-read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible.  His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi's poetry is truly remarkable."
    —Huston Smith, author of The World's Religion

    "Through Coleman Bark's inspired renderings, we tired, modern people have come not only to love Rumi, but even—a little—to love who and what Rumi himself loved."
    —Jacob Needleman, author of The Heart of Philosophy

    Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, and Rumi: The Book of Love. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers"s 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.

    Paperback edition.

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