Coleman Barks Papers

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Collection Details

Collection Dates: 1971 – 2015
Scope and Content Note: Includes audio and video recordings of Coleman Barks readings, interviews, and events plus recordings of his work by others.
Biographical Note:

From the New Georgia Encyclopedia: Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks, a poet and professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, has gained world renown for his translations of Near Eastern poets, especially Jalal al-Din Rumi. He is also an accomplished poet, whose interest in Near Eastern mysticism infuses his observations of southern landscape and life. Barks has published several collections of his own poetry and numerous poetry translations, and his work has appeared in a wide array of anthologies, textbooks, and journals, including the Ann Arbor Review, Chattahoochee Review, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, Plainsong, Rolling Stone, and Southern Poetry Review. He was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame in 2009.

Extent: 278 items

Related materials in other repositories: Coleman Barks papers, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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