What are the challenges and opportunities of the ghazal? John Drury explores the answers with you, in the rain…
Poet-a-Day: Meet Aaron Brown
Grief has the quailty of a kaleidoscope. So does the ghazal poem form. Aaron Brown mourns, through the ghazal, his war-torn city in Chad.
Poet-a-Day: Meet Dheepa Maturi
What if you have no words for a layered, mysterious experience? The ghazal might be just your form. It was for Dheepa Maturi, who speaks through dance.
A Legend in Iran: The Poems of Shamseddin Hafez
Shamseddin Hafez, a contemporary of Chaucer, is still considered the greatest poet of Iran, and even taxi drivers sing his ghazals.
Top 10 All-Time Posts at Tweetspeak Poetry
We have no super-secret algorithms but through a process that’s one part data, one part intuition, one part special sauce, we’ve gathered the 10 most popular posts in the Tweetspeak archives (from all time).
Cat Poetry: The Cat’s Meow Playlist & Prompt
Cat poetry has been around for a long time. And why not? Cats are just so intriguing!
Ghazal Poetry: Sing the Old Songs
Ghazal poetry was traditionally a sung form, invoking other traditional symbols like the gazelle. Invoke an old song image for your own?
Exploring Poetry: Penning a Ghazal
Seth Haines tries his hand at penning a ghazal, a form of poetry that’s new to him, and finds himself sinking into its rhythms.
Ghazal for a Gazelle: How to Write a Ghazal [Infographic]
Have you tried your hand yet? Our new poetry infographic shows you how to write a ghazal, complete with a smiling gazelle.
Ghazal Poetry: Do the Twist Prompt
Ghazal poetry sometimes asks the big questions. Who am I? Why am I here? And, for that matter, why are you?
Ghazal Poetry: How to Write a Ghazal & Playlist!
Ghazal poetry is poetry of longing. Check out these easy instructions for How to Write a Ghazal. And smile at “Hip-Hop Ghazal, ” by Patricia Smith.
Video Poem: Mortal Ghazal
Moving video poem: “Mortal Ghazal, ” by Luisa A. Igloria