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.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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