Writing Rumi in Whitman’s Image: On Coleman Barks, and the Appropriation of Rumi’s Poetry

By |2019-04-12T14:25:30+01:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Maghreb, Poetry, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Barks looks to create a rendition of Rumi that is intelligible to him. This endeavor manifests as a form of Orientalism, however subtle: it is Barks’ project to create Rumi and Rumi's poetry in his own image.