Song of the Reed: The Poetry of Rumi
Thirteenth-century Persian poet Rumi is now the most popular poet in the United States. In this event, leading Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks, reads his beloved versions of the Sufi poet’s verse, biographer Brad Gooch shares research into Rumi’s lived experience, and poet Anne Waldman reflects on Rumi’s contribution to poetry’s ecstatic tradition.
Admission free for registered Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (AWP) participants; for details, please visit the AWP website
Read Jane Ciabattari's article Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?, featuring Executive Director Lee Briccetti and others featured at this program.