ISSUE 66

INTRODUCTION and A NOTE FROM OUR STAFF

March 30, 2017,

Issue 66 of the Ghazal Page includes 30 quality ghazals by 19 excellent poets, and a review of Steffen Horstmann's Jalsaghar.  It also (finally) brings the Ghazal Page up to only two months behind on publishing accepted ghazals (except those scheduled for the Freedom issue).

The next challenge issue, "Freedom" is ready for release in early April; issue 68 should also be released in April.  The (May?) challenge issue theme is Faith - what's it for, where does it come from, how does it die?  Tell the world in ghazal form!  Submissions will be accepted until April 15, 2017, or later if we feel like it.

Read, write, and enjoy!

The Ghazal Page Staff

POEMS

Jeanine Stevens
In Istanbul
Unhinged
Academic Options

 

Andrew Alexander Mobbs
Questioning the Ephemeral
In Light

Barbara Lydecker Crane
A Ghazal for the West of Ireland

Binita Jha
My Country (Ghazal)

David Subacchi
Language

Patricia J. Miranda
Ghazal to Time

Billy Howell-Sinnard
Ghazal of Days
Drowning

Lesléa Newman
Precious Mother

Ruth Asch
Under
Commitment

Jan Zlotnik Schmidt
Not all white

Samir Atassi
Ghetto Biennale Ghazal

Yousuf bin Mohammad
Songs of the Trush

Tamal Kundu
The Beast
The Revealed Myth

Jonel Abellanosa
Lovers in a Mural

Candace Rex
Ghazal Face

Jo-Ella Sarich
Bad Ghazal

Muhammad Sallahudin bin Abdul Rahim
Blessings (Dedicated to a pal)

George Franklin
Ghazal
After Reading Hafiz
Bougainvillea
The Class

Bridget Menasche
Lament
Form of Epilepsy
Form of Art

REVIEW

Tracy Fiebiger
Review of Jalsaghar