Coleman BarksColeman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
Books & Audio
Quatrains of Rumi
- translated by
- Coleman Barks,
- John Moyne
Rumi's short poems have many tones and effects: some of them are quick, joyful, and whimsical; some are finely faceted abstract statements; some probe the inward space of patience and longing. Moyne and Barks translated these poems using a free-verse… Read More
Poetry, Teaching Stories, and Letters of Rumi
This Rumi collection features selections from one of the world's great spiritual masterpieces, the Mathnawi. The Mathnawi consists of six volumes of poetry in rhyme—over fifty-one thousand verses—inspired by folklore, the Qur'an, stories of saints and teachers, and… Read More
Poetry and Teaching Stories of Rumi
These selections from Rumi's Mathnawi a classic of Sufi spiritual literature express the "lion's roar" of courage, discipline, clarity, and integrity. The lion represents the fierce intensity that recognizes no authority except… Read More
About the Author
Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia, is Rumi's premier English translator. He lives in Athens, Georgia.