'Perhaps the world's greatest spiritual poet – the gold of Rumi pours down through Coleman's words. The words leap off the page and dance.' Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart.
'If Rumi is the most read poet in America today, Coleman Barks is in good part responsible. His ear for the truly divine madness in Rumi's poetry is truly remarkable.' Huston Smith, author of The World's Religions.
'At the end of our wanderings there is only the soul's yearning to return to God. No one speaks that yearning better than Rumi. No one, these days, does Rumi better than Coleman Barks.' Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now.
Title: The Essential Rumi
Translations by Coleman Barks