Author(s): Coleman Barks
Now in paperback, considered one of the greatest works of Persian literature, "The Big Red Book" is one of the masterpieces of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the most popular poet in America.
"Barks has become internationally renowned for his translations.... Rumi: The Big Red Book is the culmination of his work." - Shambhala Sun
Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of The Essential Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, Rumi: The Book of Love, and The Drowned Book. He was prominently featured in both of Bill Moyers's PBS television series on poetry, The Language of Life and Fooling with Words. He taught English and poetry at the University of Georgia for thirty years, and he now focuses on writing, readings, and performances.