New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Long Galleys. no binding. Rare long galleys of the poet's first book. Measures 6 1/2 inches wide and 24 inches long, folded once. Coleman, poet and translator. Bark's poetry, influenced by Wordsworth, Whitman, and Rilke, is lyrical, meditative and steeped in his native Southeastern landscape. Awards for his poetry include the Guy Owen Prize from the Southern Literary Review, and the New England Review's prize for narrative poetry. In 1976 poet Robert Bly introduced Barks to the work of 13th-century Sufi mystical poet Jalaluddin Rumi. Since then Barks has translated more than a dozen volumes of Rumi' s poetry, including The Illuminated Rumi (1997) and the Essential Rumi (1995), often in collaboration with Persian scholar John Moyne. Barks's translation work was the focus of an episode of Bill Moyer's PBS series The Language of Life, and he has collaboratively produced his Rumi translations with music and dance ensembles including the Paul Winter Consort and Zuleikha. In 2004 Barks received the Juliet Hollister Award for his work supporting interfaith understanding, and in 2006 the University of Tehran awarded Barks an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contributions to the field of Rumi translation. Barks's translations are noted for their accessible lyricism. A very good plus to near fine set. Item #15369

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