Poetry Masterclass: The Modern Ghazal with Mona Arshi 25/10/21

Explore one of the oldest poetic forms, the ghazal and what happens when it is transformed into the ‘postmodern.’ Can you adapt or repurpose the ghazal with contemporary Western poetics? Writing a ghazal takes you into a different terrain, culturally, musically and also in terms of  philosophy .What are the challenges that are brought to bear when Western poets take up the form in English? Mona will look at the foundations and philosophy of ghazals and explore a different ways that poets across the globe are reengaging with this mercurial form.

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