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Coleman Barks on Rumi

October 28, 2011 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help us celebrate publication of The Big Red Book: The Great Masterpiece Celebrating Mystical Love & Friendship, of Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic who also happens to be the best selling poet in America. Coleman Barks, renowned translator and poet, will read from his translation of the work of Rumi. Coleman Barks was featured on two PBS specials from the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, The Language of Life and Fooling with Words. Reading with Coleman Barks at D&R Greenway will be Lisa Starr, a second time Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.

Schedule of events:

4:00pm ~ Meet Coleman Barks and Lisa Starr at the start of the
Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail
5:00pm ~ Reading from the new The Big Red Book
With musical accompaniment by Andor Carius.
6:00pm ~ Celebratory reception and book signing

Call 609.924.4646 or email info@drgreenway.org to register. You can find directions to the park here.

The Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail was dedicated at Princeton’s Greenway Meadows Park in October 2010 on a glorious autumn afternoon with many friends and family in attendance. The Poetry Trail includes 48 poems that salute the wonder of nature, written by poets from around the Earth, including Chile, China, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and the United States. The diverse poetry selections stir curiosity about the joy of language and poetry in people of all ages.

For more information about D&R Greenway Land Trust, please visit www.drgreenway.org.


October 28, 2011
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm