Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020904, 20010912, 19961202, 19961202
Georgia poet Coleman Barks is probably best known for his translations of the 13th century mystic and Sufi poet, Jelaladin Rumi, who lived in what is now known as Afghanistan. Barks talks about his translations, which have occupied him for over 25 years, and how they have affected his poetic work in general. He also reads and sings from his own book of poetry, Gourd Seed.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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