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Coleman Barks

Author: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], ©1999.
Series: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia, has become the primary conduit for translating into English the ecstatic poetry of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi, the bard of Islam. In this program, Bill Moyers and Dr. Barks discuss topics including the intricate challenge of transforming antiquated Persian idiom into modern English while retaining its essence. Readings by Dr.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Affairs Television (Firm), 1999
Named Person: Bill D Moyers; Bill D Moyers
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 707966942
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 27, 2006.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: From the American South to Persia (0:30) --
Translating Rumi's Poetry (2:25) --
Performing Rumi's Poetry (4:02) --
Connecting With Rumi's Love Poetry (2:32) --
Rumi's Influence on Barks' Poetry (2:25) --
Writing and Performing Poetry (1:18) --
Barks' Love for Words (3:37) --
Barks' Final Exam: A Capstone to his Teaching Career (3:35) --
Rumi and Barks: Master and Apprentice (4:01).
Series Title: Sounds of poetry with Bill Moyers.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television (Firm).

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Coleman Barks, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Georgia, has become the primary conduit for translating into English the ecstatic poetry of the 13th-century Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi, the bard of Islam. In this program, Bill Moyers and Dr. Barks discuss topics including the intricate challenge of transforming antiquated Persian idiom into modern English while retaining its essence. Readings by Dr. Barks spotlight five of Rumi's marvelous poems and his own "Love for Clouds," "A Wish," "New Year's Day Now," "Final Exam," and "Club. Filmed at the Biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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