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Barks, Coleman

Overview
Works: 168 works in 314 publications in 1 language and 14,591 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Prayers  Drama  Television plays 
Roles: Translator, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PK6480.E5, 891.5511
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Coleman Barks
The essential Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive collection of ecstatic poetry that delights with its energy and passion, The Essential Rumi brings the vibrant, living words of famed thirteenth-century Sufi mystic Jelalludin Rumi to contemporary readers
Winter sky new and selected poems, 1968-2008 by Coleman Barks ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I am ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don't know who Tom Shadyac is? As a writer and a director, Shadyac first unleashed Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor remake on the world, and then a string of film fiascoes, but that's all behind him now. A bike accident left him with a host of debilitating maladies and brought him to the verge of suicide, so he took stock of his life and set out on a quest to answer some of life's greatest questions. What's wrong with the world? How do we go about fixing it? Is the fundamental nature of man essentially benevolent or cruel? So he traveled around, enlisting the aid of what he calls "significant minds" --journalists, scientists, spiritual leaders, scholars--to understand life's essential questions. "I Am" is his documentary about this quest
The soul of Rumi : a new collection of ecstatic poems by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects newly translated and annotated poems by the thirteenth-century Sufi mystic covering topics including silence, God, play, friendship, grief, and music
Rumi : the book of love : poems of ecstasy and longing by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms-erotic, platonic, divine-and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems range from the "wholeness" one experiences with a true lover, to the grief of a lover's loss, and all the states in between: from the madness of sudden love to the shifting of a romance to deep friendship to the immersion in divine love. Rumi, the ultimate poet of love, explores all "the magnificent regions of the heart," and he opens you to the lover within. Coleman Barks has made this medieval, Persian-born (present-day Afghanistan) poetic and spiritual genius the most popular poet in America today. This seductive volume reveals Rumi's charms and depths more than any other
Rumi : the big red book : the great masterpiece celebrating mystical love and friendship by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rumi's "Divani Shamsi Tabriz" ("The Works of Shams of Tabriz"--Named in honor of Rumi's spiritual teacher and friend) is a collection of lyric poems that contain more than 40,000 verses by America's bestselling poet, and is a classic of Persian literature. Its most familiar form is as a big red book, hence the name. Coleman Barks is famous for his renderings of Rumi's poetry and his work on these particular poems has never been published anywhere. This book represents over thirty-three years on Rumi's seminal classic"--
The glance : songs of soul-meeting by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translated by Coleman Barks for the first time and introduced with a fascinating and personal essay, these poems serve as a record of the transcendent friendship between Rumi and the Shams of Tabriz
Rumi : bridge to the soul : journeys into the music and silence of the heart by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: 2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and translated ninety new poems, most of them never published before in any form. The result is this beautiful edition titled Rumi: Bridge to the Soul. The "bridge" in the title is a reference to the Khajou Bridge in Isphahan, Iran, which Barks visited with Robert Bly in May of 2006-a trip that in many ways prompted this book. The "soul bridge" also suggests Rumi himself, who crosses cultures and religions and brings us all together to listen to his words, regardless of origin or creed. Open this book and let Rumi's poetry carry you into the interior silence and joy of the spirit, the place that unites conscious knowing with a deeper, more soulful understanding
The illuminated Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rumi's passionate, playful poems find and celebrate sacred life in everyday existence. They speak across all traditions, to all peoples, and today his relevance and popularity continue to grow. In The Illuminated Rumi, Coleman Barks, widely regarded as the world's premier translator of Rumi's writings, presents some of his most brilliant work, including many new translations."--BOOK JACKET
Open secret : versions of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rumi poet of the heart ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A celebration of the earthy, joyous, and spiritual passion of the 13th century Persian Sufi poet, Rumi. Features Coleman Barks, the preeminent contemporary translator of Rumi's poetry, in live performance and intimate conversation
The illuminated prayer : the five-times prayer of the Sufis as revealed by Jellaludin Rumi & Bawa Muhaiyaddeen by Coleman Barks ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hand of poetry : five mystic poets of Persia : translations from the poems of Sanai, Attar, Rumi, Saadi and Hafiz ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A year with Rumi : daily readings by Coleman Barks ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The drowned book : ecstatic and earthy reflections of Bahauddin, the father of Rumi by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Valad ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unseen rain : quatrains of Rumi by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hummingbird sleep : poems, 2009-2011 by Coleman Barks ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poems inHummingbird Sleep move associatively between Coleman Barks's personal experience and his extensive reading, weaving together a wild and eclectic range of material. A discussion of Plotinus, Barks's appearance on PBS NewsHour, a note Keats once left on Wordsworth's mantelpiece, a splinter in the heel, and a quote from the Upanishads-all make their way into Barks's most recent poems, which achieve intimacy and expansiveness at the same time
The juice by Coleman Barks ( Book )
4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rumi turning ecstatic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film retraces Tina Petrova's spiritual journey over the past five years -- an experience that began with a near-fatal car crash, and ended with the wondrous discovery of Rumi and the many scholars around the world who illuminate his words and his works today
The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
 
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