Winter Sky: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2008 by Coleman Barks

Winter Sky: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2008

Coleman Barks
RRP $45.95 Save 26%! ($12.01)
Price $33.94 with FREE shipping!
Buy this and get 34 Nile Miles
Ships from USA Expected delivery May 02 – May 06
?
User Rating
Rating saved

Details

  • ISBN
    9780820340869 / 0820340863
  • Title Winter Sky: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2008
  • Author Coleman Barks
  • Category Poetry
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2012
  • Pages 315
  • Publisher
    University of Georgia Press
  • Imprint University of Georgia Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 145mm x 20mm x 216mm

Publisher Description

As the foremost translator of thirteenth-century mystic poet Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks reaches a devoted, inspired, and ever-widening international audience. Yet the foundation for Barks's work as a translator is his own significant body of work as a poet. “Winter Sky” offers a selection from Barks's seven previously published books combined with a group of new poems.

Barks's open-hearted, free verse poetry is infused with a joy of the spirit at play with the forms of the world. His journey through life is deeply embedded in his work. The poems spring directly from experience and engage with subjects such as the elation and struggle of having and raising children, grief over the deaths of loved ones, the transition from parent to grandparent, or the changing nature and intensity of desire. Barks's open letter to President Bush, written days before the invasion of Iraq and widely circulated online, is a poetic plea for peace, offering a startling and moving alternative to war.

Whether it is the childhood excitement of being named best athlete at summer camp or the early signs of dementia at the age of seventy, Barks uses the personal to convey the universal. The unique flow of a life is here in poems that are rueful, confused, torn, and grateful, but always informed by Barks's transcendent sense of joy and playfulness.

Review
“Barks is a master of the complicated human poem. Some poets open their poems to what is Significant. Barks sets down the remarks that a waitress said to him one night in a late-night restaurant. There is a great unfolding of the world here.”—Robert Bly

Author Biography

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling aut

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling aut

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling aut

Coleman Barks is a renowned poet and the bestselling author of “The Essential Rumi”, “The Soul of Rumi”, “Rumi: The hor of ”The Essential Rumi“, ”The Soul of Rumi“, ”Rumi: The hor of “The Essential Rumi”, “The Soul of Rumi”, “Rumi: The hor of ”The Essential Rumi“, ”The Soul of Rumi“, ”Rumi: The Book of Love“, and ”The Drowned Book“. He was prominently feBook of Love”, and “The Drowned Book”. He was prominently feBoo

Write a review

(never shown publicly)


Winter Sky: New and Selected Poems, 1968-2008

33.94
InStock