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.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. She reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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