Thomas Rain Crowe
Thomas Rain Crowe is a poet, translator, editor, publisher, recording artist, and the author of ten books. Hailed as one of the "Baby Beats" of the 1970s, he has been described as "what happens when Kabir, Rumi, and Sydney Lanier meet the Dharma Bums." Crowe is a frequent performer at poetry festivals and Sufi events, reciting Hafiz poems to the musical accompaniment of his band, the Boatrockers. Among his recent books are In Wineseller's Street: Renderings of Hafiz and Water from the Moon. Thomas Crowe lives in Culowhee, North Carolina.
Books & Audio
100 Poems of Hafiz
- translated by
- Thomas Rain Crowe
The Persian Sufi poet Hafiz (13261390) is a towering figure in Islamic literature—and in spiritual attainment as well. Known for his profound mystical wisdom combined with a sublime sensuousness, Hafiz was the supreme master of a poetic form known as… Read More
Thomas Rain Crowe is an internationally recognized and award-winning poet and writer whose work has been translated into several languages. He is the author of thirty books of original works, translations, anthologies and recordings. As an editor, he has been an instrumental force behind such magazines as Beatitude, Katuah Journal, and the Asheville Poetry Review. He has translated the work of such prominent writers as Hafiz, Guillevic, and Yvan Goll. He is founder and publisher of New Native Press. His literary archives have been purchased and are collected by the Duke University Special Collections Library. He lives in the Tuckasegee community of rural western North Carolina.