Barks, Coleman

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Barks, Coleman Gender: M
born on 23 April 1937 at 11:58 (= 11:58 AM )
Place Chattanooga TN, USA, 35n02, 85w18
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°09' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°16 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°58'


American poet and English professor at the University of Georgia. At least one book of his poems is in print.

Among other interests, he is the translator of Jelaluddin Rumi, the 13th century poet from Konya, Turkey. He brings Rumi to life for English-speaking people with his translation into English of a dozen books of Rumi's poetry. When he reads Rumi, his performances are set against a background of tone-poem music, simple and evocative renderings.

Barks was featured on Bill Moyers' recent PBS special on spirituality (early 1998).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 1998 (Appeared on PBS special)

Source Notes

Terry Lamb quotes him after a poetry reading in La Jolla, CA 3/1998; he gave the time with assurance


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of English)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Gives readings of Rumi)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Featured on PBS special)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator (Translater of Rumi)