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.
"Another perfect gem from the master translator of Rumi's poetry." -- Roger Housden, author of Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Chasing Rumi "It's a mystery how heart can come into apparently simple English." -- Robert Bly, National Book Award-winning poet and translator