The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks
Rumi is one of the most popular spiritual poets ever in the world. The Sufi mystic was a 13th century poet, theologian, jurist and Islamic scholar. He has been described as one of the bestselling poets in numerous regions. His poems, mostly written in Persian, have been translated in a number of languages. In Essential Rumi, the spiritual and ecstatic poetry by this legendary poet have been comprehensively listed with a new introduction by Coleman Barks. 81 poems that have never been published before are included in this new revised edition of the one-volume edition. Translations of the poems by Coleman Barks, who has taught English and poetry in University of Georgia, have been included in this edition. The translations of the poems bring to life the poet?s spiritual essence. The book can make understanding the complex meanings and deeper conjectures of some of Rumi?s poems easy for readers by describing the texts in a lucid fashion. About the Author Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, popularly known as only Rumi, was 13th a century mystic Sufi poet. He was also a scholar, a jurist and an Islamic theologian, whose poems and writings have crossed borders to influence people and societies among Iranians, Turks, Greeks, Central Asian Muslims and many other nationalities. Considered as the greatest Persian poet, his works have been translated into many languages and is as one of the most popular poets in America.