Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's translations of Rumi's sensual, mysterious, and deeply spiritual poetry, including fifteen never-before-published works.
A Year with Rumi contains a detailed introduction by Barks, "The Love Religion, Wild Soulbooks, and What Is," as well as an afterword, "Amergin's Song and What Moves through Time." It was featured in Oprah Winfrey's December 2006 book gift list, and makes a wonderful gift for someone you love at any time.
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. 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.Binding Type:
7.60h x 5.86w x 1.34dReview Citations: Christian Century
12/26/2006 pg. 36Library Journal
01/01/2007 pg. 83