2014: Song of the Reed: The Poetry of Rumi (Full Audio)

Thirteenth-century Persian poet Rumi is now the most popular poet in the United States. In this event recorded at the AWP Conference & Bookfair in Seattle, Washington, biographer Brad Gooch shares research into Rumi’s lived experience, poet Anne Waldman reflects on Rumi’s contribution to poetry’s ecstatic tradition, and leading Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks, reads his beloved versions of the Sufi poet’s verse.

Episode 71 of the AWP Podcast Series featuring recordings from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference.

(Full Audio, approx 1 hour 10 minutes)

Recorded on: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014