Ravishing DisUnities Real Ghazals in English

ISBN-10: 0819564370
ISBN-13: 9780819564375
Edition: 2000
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Description: In recent years, the ghazal (pronounced "ghuzzle"), a traditional Arabic form of poetry, has become popular among contemporary English language poets. But like the haiku before it, the ghazal has been widely misunderstood and thus most English  More...

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

In recent years, the ghazal (pronounced "ghuzzle"), a traditional Arabic form of poetry, has become popular among contemporary English language poets. But like the haiku before it, the ghazal has been widely misunderstood and thus most English ghazals have been far from the mark in both letter and spirit. This anthology brings together ghazals by a rich gathering of 107 poets including Diane Ackerman, John Hollander, W. S. Merwin, William Matthews, Paul Muldoon, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and many others. As this dazzling collection shows, the intricate and self-reflexive ghazal brings the writer a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Agha Shahid Ali's lively introduction gives a brief history of the ghazal and instructions on how to compose one in English. An elegant afterword by Sarah Suleri Goodyear elucidates the larger issues of cultural translation and authenticity inherent in writing in a "borrowed" form.

Introduction
The Ghazals
Diane Ackerman
Sondra Audin Armer
Craig Arnold
Diane Averill
John Balaban
Carol Jane Bangs
Molly Bendall
Lorna Knowles Blake
Robert Boswell
Karen Brennan
Sharon Bryan
Denver Butson
John Canaday
Robert N. Casper
G. S. Sharat Chandra
Richard Chess
Marcyn Del Clements
Katharine Coles
Michael Collier
Martha Collins
Steven Cordova
Katherine Cottle
Rachel Dacus
Keki N. Daruwalla
Sharon Dolin
John Drury
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Annie Finch
Forrest Gander
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
Reginald Gibbons
Justin Goldberg
Sara Suleri Goodyear
John Gribble
John Haag
Marilyn Hacker
Daniel Hales
Daniel Hall
Robert Hastings
Christian Hawkey
James Heflin
Cynthia Hogue
John Hollander
Colette Inez
David Raphael Israel
James Jack
Shelli Jankowski-Smith
Paul Jenkins
Aaron Van Jordan
Bhagwan Kapoor
Rafiq Kathwari
Richard Kenney
Nancy King
Phyllis Koestenbaum
Maxine Kumin
Anthony Lacavaro
Dominic Le Fave
Kelly Le Fave
Gabrielle LeMay
Stuart Lishan
Barbara Little
William Matthews
Glyn Maxwell
J. D. McClatchy
Heather McHugh
W. S. Merwin
Padmini Mongia
Paul Muldoon
Isabel Nathaniel
Mil Norman-Risch
Peggy O'Brien
James O'Keefe
Jacqueline Osherow
Elise Paschen
Peg Peoples
Teresa M. Pfeifer
Stanley Plumly
Mary Pryor
John Richard Reed
Mary Jo Salter
Grace Schulman
Sagaree Sengupta
Greg Simon
Maurya Simon
David R. Slavitt
Ron Smith
Carole Stone
Elisabeth Stoner
Adrienne Su
Dorothea Tanning
Judith Taylor
Jennifer Tonge
Roderick Townley
Wyatt Townley
Ann Townsend
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Bryan Walpert
Rosanna Warren
Robert William Watkins
Ellen Dore Watson
Paul West
Rachel Wetzsteon
John Edgar Wideman
Bruce Williams
Eleanor Wilner
Stephen Yenser
David Young
Harriet Zinnes
Martha Zweig
Afterwords
Ideas of Order in an Afterword
Basic Points about the Ghazal
Notes on Contributors

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