Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 — April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese artist, poet, and writer. He is one of the most popular poets of all time. His words have the power to move emotions, inspire creativity, and transform lives. He produced some of the world's most remarkable poems and philosophical essays throughout his almost thirty-year career. This enriching collection of his works includes more than 150 of his stories, prose poems, verse, parables, and autobiographical essays. It also contains over thirty original photographic reproductions of drawings by Gibran.
Gibran's best-known work, 'The Prophet' is composed of twenty-six poetic essays. Its popularity grew markedly during the 1960s with the American counterculture and then with the flowering of the New Age movements. It has remained popular with these and with the wider population to this day. Since it was first published in 1923, it has never been out of print, and has been translated into more than forty languages. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.