A thirteenth-century poet born in the Persian Empire, Rumi is one of the most widely read poets in America today. Earlier this year that appreciation materialised in the form of ‘Rumi: Like This!‘ (reviewed here). The work of Rumi appears to have also touched Jeff Finlin whose work is described as “a kind of modern-day American Rumi-ism”.
His work is noted for being funny, insightful, playfully sardonic, and capable of exhuming archetypal musings from its listeners. It documents a vivacious spiritual path in poetry and song.
Sober since 1997, Finlin took up the practice of yoga to enhance and promote his spiritual life. His resulting work documents a spiritual path of experience that became the primary focus and structure of his art and life. He recently began work on a foundation called Recover.Yoga with the hopes of giving back the practice of yoga to people in all forms of recovery. Jeff has also just released a new book of poetry entitled ‘The Seduction Of Radha’. The following video premiere for ‘A Love so Contagious‘ is his new book.
Also coming soon is Life After Death – The Essential Jeff Finlin, released on September 9th on Man In The Moon Records. European Tour dates announced – jefffinlin.com/shows