Why Rumi, 13th Century Persian Mystic, Is The Best-Selling Poet In The U.S.

04/15/2014 02:56 pm ET
  • Jane Ciabattari www.bbc.com
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The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent years, making him the most popular poet in the US. Globally, his fans are legion.

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