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BARKS MEULANA DEGREE

American professor Coleman Barks (L) poet and professor emeritus of English, Unversity of Georgia, Athens (1967 to 1997) and professor Robert Bly listen to translations during a ceremony at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran on May 17, 2006. Barks received an honorary doctorate for his work translating 13th century poet Meulana Jalaludiin Rumi's poems to English. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

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