Coleman Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He taught poetry and creative writing at the University of Georgia for thirty years. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words." Coleman Barks is the father of two grown children and the grandfather of five. He lives in Athens, Georgia.
In the Hayes Ballroom of the mansion. from 8:00PM to 8:40PM.
First Congregational Church, 1137 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 from 8:00PM to 10:00PM.
from 2:31PM to 2:31PM.