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Coleman Barks

Poetry

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.

| Subject Matter: Rumi, Song, Translation | Interview Year: 1995 | Genre: Poetry |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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