Beyoncé and Jay-Z named one of their twins after the most popular poet in America

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Named Their Child Rumi. Here’s What to Know About the History Behind the Name – Olivia B. Waxman – Time – July 14, 2017

“The man most responsible for Rumi’s popularity in the West today is Coleman Barks, a poet and retired professor of English at the University of Georgia. Humble and soft-spoken, Barks acknowledges that his translations are often far from exact renditions of the Farsi of Rumi’s day, which in any case he doesn’t speak. To create them, he has used literal translations provided by others….Barks was able to create an American Rumi: one who speaks across the centuries with a voice as direct and imperative as a tug on the shirt….”

Find more of Coleman’s translations here

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