Each month we spotlight one of the inductees to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. This month we focus on Coleman Barks, a renowned poet and the author of nearly twenty books of translations of the Persian mystical poet Rumi and other Near Eastern poets. Of equal accomplishment is Barks' own poetry and prose. A retired University of Georgia teacher of English literature and creative writing, Barks still lives and works in Athens, where he writes and publishes under his own imprint, Maypop Books. Click to learn more.