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Rumi's Secret by Brad Gooch

Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission

The New York Times bestselling author Brad Gooch delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet and Sufi mysitc revered by contemporary Western readers. The ecstatic love poems of Rumi have millions of fans around the world, yet Rumi’s life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place—a world as rife with conflict as our own.

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