Bibliography: The Poetry of Rumi

Rumi books available from

1. Scholarly translations and studies of Rumi

Arberry, A. J. Mystical poems of Rumi, first selection, poems 1-200. University of Chicago Press, 1968

Arberry, A. J. (Arthur John). Mystical poems of Rumi, 2: second selection, poems 201-400. University of Chicago Press.

Arberry, A. J. Discourses of Rumi. J. Murray, 1975

Chittick, William C. The Sufi path of love: the spiritual teachings of Rumi. State University of New York Press, 1983

Keshavarz, Fatemeh. Reading Mystical Lyric: The Case of Jalal al-Din Rumi. University of South Carolina Press, 1997

Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne. Rumi, poet and mystic. Unwin Paperbacks

Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne. Selected poems from the Divani Shamsi Tabriz. Cambridge University Press, 1896; reprinted.

Nicholson, Reynold Alleyne. The Mathnawi of Jalalu’ddin Rumi. Islamic Book Service or Luzac; 3 vols. text, 3 vols. translation, 2 vols. commentary

Schimmel, Annemarie. I am wind, you are fire: the life and work of Rumi. Shambhala Distributed by Random House, 1992

Schimmel, Annemarie. Look! This is love; poems of Rumi. Shambhala

Schimmel, Annemarie. The triumphal sun: a study of the works of Jalaloddin Rumi. State University of New York Press, 1993

Thackston, W. M. Signs of the unseen: the discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi. Threshold Books

2. Poetic translations and versions Barks, Coleman. Delicious laughter: rambunctious teaching stories from the Mathnawi of Jelaluddin Rumi. Maypop, 1990

Barks, Coleman. One-handed basket weaving: twenty poems on the theme of work. Quelquefois Press

Barks, Coleman. The essential Rumi. Harper.

Barks, Coleman. We are three: new Rumi poems. Maypop Books

Barks, Coleman.; Arberry, A. J. Birdsong: fifty-three short poems. Maypop ("These translations have been re-worked from A.J. Arberry's volume The Rubaiyat of Jalal al-din Rumi .. (London, 1949)"--Introd.).

Barks, Coleman.; Arberry, A. J. Like this. Maypop, 1990

Barks, Coleman.; Bly, Robert. Night & sleep. Yellow Moon Press.

Barks, Coleman.; Green, Michael. The illuminated Rumi. Broadway Books

Barks, Coleman.; Moyne, John. This longing: poetry, teaching stories, and selected letters. Threshold Books, 1988

Cowan, James. The Divan of Shems of Tabriz: selected odes. Element.

Cowan, James. Where two oceans meet: a selection of odes from the Divan of Shems of Tabriz. Element.

Ergin, Nevit Oguz. Crazy as we are: selected rubais from Divan-i Kebir. Hohm Press.

Ergin, Nevit Oguz. Magnificent One: selected new verses from Divan-i kebir. Larson Publications

Harvey, Andrew. Speaking flame. Meeramma, 1989

Harvey, Andrew. Love's fire: re-creations of Rumi. Meeramma, 1988 (ruba`iyat)

Helminski, Camille Adams; Helminski, Edmund. Rumi—daylight. a daybook of spiritual guidance. Threshold Books, 1990

Helminski, Camille Adams; Helminski, Kabir. Jewels of remembrance: a daybook of spiritual guidance, containing 365 selections from the wisdom of . . Rumi. Threshold Books

Helminski, Edmund. The ruins of the heart: selected lyric poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi. Threshold Books

Helminski, Kabir. Love is a stranger: selected lyric poetry of Jelaluddin Rumi. Threshold Books.

Homaee, Mahdokht Banoo, trans. Sirr-i dilbaran dar hadis-i digaran = Lover's secret told in the talk of others : stories of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalal al-Din Muhammad Balkhi Rumi (Book 1 and 2) with notes and a brief biography of Maulana (Persian and English). Selected and summarized. Boston 1998. Softbound, $20 including postage (Pars Mass Media, 22 Geraldine Dr., Norwood, MA 02062; Tel & Fax (781)-769-5190)

Kia, Fereydoun.; Chopra, Deepak. The love poems of Rumi. Harmony Books.

Liebert, Daniel. Rumi--fragments, ecstacies. Source Books, 1981

Moyne, John.; Barks, Coleman. Open secret: versions of Rumi. Threshold Books

Moyne, John.; Barks, Coleman. These branching moments: forty odes by Rumi. Copper Beech Press, 1988

Moyne, John.; Barks, Coleman. Unseen rain: quatrains of Rumi. Threshold Books, 1986

Shiva, Shahram. Rending the veil: literal and poetic translations of Rumi. Hohm Press

Star, Jonathan; Shiva, Shahram. A garden beyond paradise: the mystical poetry of Rumi. Bantam Books