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Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks is an acclaimed American poet recognized globally for his translations of Rumi and other Persian mystic poets, which have played a pivotal role in popularizing Rumi in the English-speaking world. Barks's own poetry, influenced by Wordsworth, Whitman, and Rilke, is lyrical, meditative, and steeped in his native Southeastern landscape. Barks has published numerous original poetry collections, including Winter Sky: New and Selected Poems (2008), Gourd Seed (1993), and The Juice (1971...See more