The Revival of the Qasida Form by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

The Revival of the Qasida Form by Shadab Zeest Hashmi

Shadab Zeest Hashmi   The Revival of the Qasida Form   Perhaps because “qasida” is an expression in Urdu connoting high praise, qasida as a…

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Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod

Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod

Kristen Scott   Speaking for Others: The Poetry of Sam Hamod   “I have always wanted the hands of the people to be seen in…

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Once More by the Lake

Once More by the Lake

E.B. White     One summer, along about 1904, my father rented a camp on a lake in Maine and took us all there for…

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Exploring "Duende" In The Tamarit Divan, and Poem of the Deep Song by Federico Garcia Lorca

Exploring “Duende” In The Tamarit Divan, and Poem of the Deep Song by Federico Garcia Lorca

Kristen Scott Federico Garcia Lorca was the outstanding poet of his generation in Spain and some of us feel, in the world. His words still…

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Life's too Short

Life’s too Short

William Harry Harding   “Life’s too short to clean your own house.” -        The Cleaning Authority             clean homes – clean earth   Life’s too…

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Poetry and The Flight from Meaning

Poetry and The Flight from Meaning

Michele Ledda     Earlier this year I took part in a debate entitled In Defence of Poetry, organised by the Leeds Salon. Just before…

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George Orwell and Language Control

George Orwell and Language Control

Duff Brenna             One of George Orwell’s main concerns with capitalist, fascist, or communist societies was the ruthlessness they showed toward all other forms of…

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The Ghazal: Expressing the Inexpressible

The Ghazal: Expressing the Inexpressible

Shadab Zeest Hashmi My first encounter with the ghazal had to have happened at home where my parents played ghazal LPs on their Phillips record…

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