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Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks is a leading scholar and translator of the 13th-century Persian mystic Jelaluddin Rumi. In addition to publishing two books of his own poetry ( The Juice and Gourd Seed ), Barks has published 12 volumes of translations from Rumi and others, and contributed to over 20 anthologies. He taught literature at the University of Georgia for 30 years and currently lives in Athens, Georgia. For more, see