Rumi – The Sufi Poet of Love with Author, Brad Gooch

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Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America as well as around the world. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. Tune in as Brad Gooch joins Sister Jenna to discuss the life of Rumi. Brad is a poet, novelist, and biographer, whose most recent book is Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love. Brad’s work has been featured in numerous magazines including: The New Republic, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine and Travel and Leisure, to name a few. A Guggenheim fellow in Biography, Brad h has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and a Furthermore grant in publishing from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Visit http://bradgooch.com/ Get the Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna. Like America Meditating on FB & follow us on Twitter. Visit www.americameditating.org. Download our free Pause for Peace App for Apple or Android

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