Tag Archives: Coleman Barks

Talking to mystics & looking for heaven

‘The Dalai Lama grabbed Havens by the beard and started pulling his head side to side by the hair on his chin and from Haven’s perspective, time slowed down and a mystical moment began…’ While some may consider Richie Havens … Continue reading

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Making life more spiritual: an interview with Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks is a poet and translator. His translations of Jalal al-Din Rumi—a 13th century Sufi poet–are the best selling poetry books in America. I had a chance to speak with Barks about how poetry can make life more spiritual. … Continue reading

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The history of the Dodge Poetry Festival

The bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival started in 1986 thanks to funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The first festival drew less than 5,000 people. As word spread that number grew to about 20,000. Poet and Dodge Foundation director Jim Haba … Continue reading

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The Dodge Poetry Festival was cancelled

One of the greatest joys of my life is in jeopardy. The bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival started in 1986 thanks to funding from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The first festival drew less than 5,000 people. As word spread that … Continue reading

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