Beliefnet and Yahoo! chatted with Coleman Barks, translator of the Sufi poet Jelaluddin Rumi, on May 24th. Barks' wildly popular translations of Rumi are the best-selling poetry in America today and have introduced thousands to Sufism's beautiful, mysterious understanding of the divine. Click here

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Coleman Barks has traveled America giving readings of Rumi's poetry (listen to samples). Along with Deepak Chopra, Robert Bly, Huston Smith, and others, he appears in the video "Rumi: Poet of the Heart." His upcoming book "The Soul of Rumi" will be available in September from HarperSanFrancisco.

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