Why is a 700-year-old mystic named Jelaluddin Rumi the #1-selling poet in America? The answer to that question is simple: Coleman Barks.
From his immensely popular translations of Rumi to his featured appearances on public television, this award-winning poet has almost single-handedly brought ecstatic Sufi poetry into the mainstream of English-language readers. On I Want Burning, listeners will join Coleman Barks in an inspired evening featuring three literary legends of the 14th -- century Middle East Jelaluddin Rumi; Hafis (the all-time favorite poet of the Persian world), and Lalla, the astonishing Kashmiri woman poet, singer, and dancer.
Coleman Banks is the author of The Essential Rumi.