Brad Gooch is the author of the new biography ‘Rumi’s Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.’ His work has been featured in numerous magazines including: the New Republic, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Partisan Review, the Paris Review, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Art Forum, Harper’s Bazaar, the Nation, and regularly on the Daily Beast. A Guggenheim fellow in Biography, he has received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and a Furthermore grant in publishing from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. His previous books include ‘Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the 70s and the 80s,’ ‘Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor,’ which was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, ‘City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara,’ and three novels, a collection of stories, and a collection of poems. A professor of English at William Paterson University, he earned his PhD at Columbia University, and lives in New York City.
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A Journey into the Life of Rumi