ISSUE 64

 

INTRODUCTION and A NOTE FROM OUR STAFF

December 31, 2016,

Issue 64 of the Ghazal Page includes 28 excellent ghazals, from dusk to death, by 17 poets, and a stimulating essay on the ghazal form in English by Manan Kapoor.

In addition to Steffen Horstmann's Jalsaghar (Gene Doty's Foreword is included in the Ghazal Page issue 63), we have the pleasure of announcing three new books of ghazals and other poetry by our contributors:  Lotus Mirage (D. Russel Micnhimer); In Which We See Our Selves (Eric Torgersen); and Imaginings (Bill Batcher).

The next issue (#65 "Chill") might come out on "schedule" in January!  Submissions are open until New Year's Eve.  The theme for the next challenge issue, optimistically planned for March 2017, is "Freedom".  Submissions are open until February 2017, and as always general submissions are accepted at all times.

Read, write, and enjoy!

The Ghazal Page Staff

POEMS

Richard Krawiec
Vespers
,And Still

Barbara MacKay
Sun
Night

Shabir Ahmad Mir
Ghazal-9

Abigail Carl-Klassen
Invocation
Plainsong

Ruth Asch
Cloudy Shell
The Red Flower
Do You Know?

Alison Stone
Believe Me
Dust Ghazal
Naked, Driven

David Lunde
Clouds and Rain Ghazal
Researching Oneself

Alexander Tokarev
Death Wish

Sagar Mal Gupta
[By Chance]


Judith Terzi
Ending in R
Ghazal for the Copa


Michael Helsem
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Jenna Le
Ghazal

Binita Jha
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Addy Robinson McCulloch
Ghazal in Offering

Ross Donlon
Sleeping Awake

Shirley Glubka
Inside the Oyster, Nevermore is Not
Ghazal for Lenny
Surfaces


Zachary Riddle
Do Not Resuscitate


 

ESSAY

Manan Kapoor
The Refrain and Beyond