May is Ghazal Month

Joined: May 5th, 2006, 6:47 pm

May 8th, 2015, 8:19 am #1

This month, we're working together on ghazals. Join the fun and try your hand at this form! Post your ghazal in its own topic. Here is some information on the ghazal form and some contemporary examples.

About the Form
Ghazal (at the Poetry Foundation)"'In That Thicket of Bitter Roots': The Ghazal in America" by David Caplan

The Ghazal Page. And The Ghazal Page on Facebook. And there are many other places to publish ghazals.

Examples of Contemporary Ghazals

Miscegenation, by Natasha Trethewey
Red Ghazal, by Aimee Nezhukumatathl
Hip-Hop Ghazal, by Patricia Smith
Four ghazals by Sarah Sloat: Book of Hours Ghazal (Linebreak)Ghazal of the Bright Body (originally appeared in West Branch)Ghazal of the Sharp Knife (DMQ Review)Ghazal with Heavenly Bodies (Linebreak)
A ghazal by Toni Ghazal of Lost Dreams (Frostwriting)
Here's an interesting article, featuring Esther's hybrid poem, Chain Ghazal: Chickens.

You might also like:

Ravishing DisUnities: Real Ghazals in English, Edited by Agha Shahid Ali
Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals, by Agha Shahid Ali
Contemporary Ghazals: An Anthology, by R. W. Watkins
The Complete Book of Ghazals, by Hafiz

and many more. . . .

Joined: May 1st, 2010, 2:37 pm

May 8th, 2015, 9:03 pm #2

The Ghazal Page archive is not yet active on the new website, but it's all on the Wayback Machine:*/ (you may have to paste)Once you get in you scroll down a bit to the calendar and click on one of the dates in a light blue circle.
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