Coleman Barks and cellist reading poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi Thursday
Published: February 25, 2013 03:35PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 03:35PM

Coleman Barks, an acclaimed poet, translator and interpreter, will be at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus Thursday night at 7 p.m. reading poetry of 13th century Persian mystic Rumi, called by some as the most widely read poet in America today.

Grammy-winning cellist David Darling will accompany the poetry reading.

The event is presented by The Boulder Mountain Zendo and The Jung Society.

Thursday Evening, February 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah

Purchase Tickets Online:

By phone: 801-581-7100

In person: U.of U. Performing Arts Ticket Office, Kingsbury Hall

Sustaining Donor: $100 (Preferred Seating w/ Special Event TBA)

Supporting Donor: $35 (Preferred Seating)

Contributing Donor: $20 (Regular Seating)

Here is an excerpt from the Sufi mystic's "Moving Water":

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river
moving in you, a joy.

When actions come from another section, the feeling
disappears. Don't let

others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures.
Reach for the rope

of God. And what is that? Putting aside self-will.