Rumi: The Book of Love:
Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
By Coleman Barks
Paperback. 206 pages
Rumi's incomparable poems of love and lovers are translated by the poet who introduced him to a wide American audience.
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, Rumi: The Big Red Book, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers' 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.