Translations & Introductions Paul Smith
CONTENTS: Introduction... Sufis & Dervishes: Their Art and Use of Poetry... The Main Forms in Persian Sufi & Dervish Poetry. Included with each selection of a poet is a brief biography plus a list of further reading. The correct rhyme-structure has been kept as well as the beauty and meaning of these beautiful, mystical poems. THE POETS... Rudaki, Baba Tahir, Abu Said, Ibn Sina, Baba Kuhi, Ansari, Al-Ghazzali, Hamadani, Sana'i, Mahsati, Khaqani, Mu'in, Ruzbihan, Baghdadi. Pages 91.
~Introduction to Sufi Poets Series~
Life & Poems of the following Sufi poets, Translations & Introductions: Paul Smith
AMIR KHUSRAU, ANSARI, ANVARI, AL-MA'ARRI, 'ATTAR, ABU SA'ID, AUHAD UD-DIN, BABA FARID, BABA AZFAL, BABA TAHIR, BEDIL, BULLEH SHAH, DARA SHIKOH, GHALIB, HAFIZ, IBN 'ARABI, IBN YAMIN, IBN AL-FARID, IQBAL, 'IRAQI, JAHAN KHATUN, JAMI, KAMAL AD-DIN, KABIR, KHAQANI, KHAYYAM, LALLA DED, MAKHFI, MANSUR HALLAJ, MU'IN UD-DIN CHISHTI, NAZIR AKBARABADI, NESIMI, NIZAMI, OBEYD ZAKANI, RAHMAN BABA, RUMI, SANA'I, SADI, SARMAD, SHABISTARI, SHAH LATIF, SHAH NI'MAT'ULLAH, SULTAN BAHU, YUNUS EMRE, EARLY ARABIC SUFI POETS, URDU SUFI POETS, TURKISH SUFI POETS, AFGHAN SUFI POETS 90 pages each.
Paul Smith is a poet, author and translator of over 150 books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, and other languages including Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, 'Attar, Sana'i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre, Mu'in, Baba Farid, Shah Latif and others, as well as poetry, fiction, plays, biographies, children's books and screenplays.