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COLEMAN BARKS was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. He is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers’s poetry special, “Fooling with Words.”


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