Ravishing DisUnities

A collection of ghazals, a traditional Arabic form of poetry, by over one hundred poets including William Matthews, Diane Ackerman, and Paul Muldoon.

Author: Agha Shahid Ali

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819564375

Category: Poetry

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A collection of ghazals, a traditional Arabic form of poetry, by over one hundred poets including William Matthews, Diane Ackerman, and Paul Muldoon.

The World of Agha Shahid Ali

... Bendall, John Canaday, G. S. Sharat Chandra, Katharine Coles, Keki
Daruwalla, Annie Finch, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Muldoon, Elise Paschen, John
Edgar Wideman, and dozens of other poets contributed fine ghazals to Ravishing
DisUnities.

Author: Tapan Kumar Ghosh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143848433X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet. Featuring essays by American, Indian, and British scholars, this collection offers critical appraisals and personal reflections on the life and work of the transnational poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001). Though sometimes identified as an “Indian writer in English,” Shahid came to designate himself as a Kashmiri-American writer in exile in the United States, where he lived for the latter half of his life, publishing seven volumes of poetry and teaching at colleges and universities across the country. Locating Shahid in a diasporic space of exile, the volume traces the poet’s transnationalist attempts to bridge East and West and his movement toward a true internationalism. In addition to offering close formal analyses of most of Shahid’s poems and poetry collections, the contributors also situate him in relation to both Western and subcontinental poetic forms, particularly the ghazal. Many also offer personal anecdotes that convey the milieu in which the poet lived and wrote, as well as his personal preoccupations. The book concludes with the poet’s 1997 interview with Suvir Kaul, which appears in print here for the first time. Tapan Kumar Ghosh is Associate Professor of English at Tarakeswar Degree College, India. He is the editor of several books, including Mapping out the Rushdie Republic: Some Recent Surveys and In Pursuit of Amitav Ghosh: Some Recent Readings (both with Prasanta Bhattacharyya). Sisir Kumar Chatterjee is Associate Professor of English at Hooghly Mohsin College, India. His books include Philip Larkin: Poetry That Builds Bridges.

The Virginia Quarterly Review

Ali's stricter prosody distinguishes his poetry from the “ so - called ghazals ” that
American poets such as Rich and Harrison write ( Ali , Ravishing DisUnities , 11 )
. Exceeding the form's canonical requirements , “ Ghazal I ” sharpens the ...

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World Writers in English Chinua Achebe to V S Naipaul

One of Ali ' s ghazals included in Ravishing DisUnities applies this tradition to a
lapidary function . It begins : no equivalent in the poetry recitals of the West . The
form sustains and exemplifies a central role for poetry in the life and culture of a ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 9780684312903

Category: Authors, Commonwealth

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Provides critical and biographical essays on English writers from parts of the former British Empire.

Tampa Review

His poetry has been anthologized in Telling and Remembering : A Century of
American - Jewish Poetry ( Beacon , 1997 ) , The Sacred Place : Witnessing the
Holy in the Physical World ( Utah , 1996 ) , and Ravishing DisUnities : An
Anthology ...

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Translation

Ali , in his “ Introduction ” to Ravishing Disunities : Real Ghazals in English is
quite categorical in making this distinction : " Those claiming to write ghazals in
English ( usually American poets ) had got it quite wrong , far from the letter and ...

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Contributed articles.

Fly Way

... The Bitter Oleander and Many Mountains Moving . Her collection Earth
Lessons was published by Bellowing Ark Press in 1998. Her work was included
in Ravishing DisUnities : Real Ghazals in English ( Wesleyan University Press ,
2000 ) .

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Something about the Author

... 1995 ; and Ravishing Disunities , edited by Agha Shahid Ali , Wesleyan
University Press ( Hanover , NH ) , 2000. Contributor , sometimes under name
Rod Townley , to periodicals , including Studies in Short Fiction , Philadelphia ,
New York ...

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787688011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Denver Quarterly

... The New England Review, and Ravishing Disunities; her thirty entries on U.S.
poets will appear in Who's Who in 20" Century Poetry; Valerie Wohlfeld's
collection, Thinking the World Visible was published in 1994; she received an
MFA from ...

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Poetry

Northwestem University Press . $ 15.95 . Ravishing DisUnities : Real Ghazals in
English , ed . by Agha Shahid Ali . Wesleyan University Press . $ 30.00 cloth ; $
14.95 paper . Never Mind : Twenty Poems and a Story , by Taha Muhammad Ali .

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Agni

His poems have appeared most recently or are forthcoming in The Drunken Boat
, Crab Orchard Review , Poet Lore , Gulf Coast , The Lyric , The Metropolitan
Review , and the anthologies Ravishing DisUnities : Real Ghazals in English ...

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The Verse Book of Interviews

Ravishing DisUnities , his edited volume of contemporary ghazals in English ,
appeared in 2000 from Wesleyan University Press . The recipient of Guggenheim
and Ingram - Merrill fellowships , he taught in the creative writing programs at the
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Author: Brian Henry

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Fascinating conversations with contemporary poets from around the world.

The Seneca Review

Her poetry and prose have appeared in the anthologies Ravishing DisUnities :
Real Ghazals in English and Italy : A Love Story . Jehanne Dubrow was born in
Italy and grew up in Yugoslavia , Zaire , Poland , Belgium , Austria , and the U.S.
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Calyx

Her poems are published or forthcoming in The Formalist , The Hudson Review ,
Tar River Poetry , and other journals and in the anthology Ravishing DisUnities :
Real Ghazals in English . She is Executive Director of the IOLA Fund , which ...

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Sudden Thaw

Dreamers ” appeared in Ravishing Disunities ( edited by Agha Shahid Ali ) . “
Hospital Sonnets ” ( 1 ) was published as " The Beast " by The Formalist . "
Invisible Mending ” was published by The American Scholar . Design : Rachel
Lathbury ...

Author: Peggy O'Brien

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PEGGY O'BRIEN grew up in western Massachusetts, where she now lives with her husband. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she moved to Ireland and studied at University College Dublin and Trinity College, where she taught for the better part of twenty years. Her poems have appeared in publications on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Yale Review, The Southwest Review and Poetry Ireland Review. As well as being the editor of The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women's Poetry 1967-2000, she is the author of Writing Lough Derg: from Carleton to Heaney. She travels often in Ireland, where she has a daughter and three granddaughters.

Incendiary Circumstances

At a certain point : Agha Shahid Ali , “ Farewell , ” in The Country Without a Post
Office ( New York : Norton , 1997 ) , pp . 22 – 23 . 63 “ Imagine me at a writer ' s
conference ” : Ravishing Disunities : Real Ghazals in English , ed . Agha Shahid
Ali ...

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: History

Page: 305

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The author reminisces on the past thiry years of his life, providing eyewitness accounts and reflections on some of the most turbulent events of his time, including the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the Pol Pot massacres of Cambodia, and September 11th.

Harvard Review

A strict poetic form that originated in the early lyrics of Arabia , the ghazal evolved
into the form of choice for lyric poets writing in Persian from the 11th century
onward . Shahid's Ravishing DisUnities : Real Ghazals in English framed and ...

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Poetry Speaks Expanded

His most recent credits are Ravishing DisUnities : Real Ghazals in English and
Rooms Are Never Finished . Billy Collins is the 2001–2002 United States Poet
Laureate . He is the author of seven books of poetry . His latest book is Sailing ...

Author: Elise Paschen

Publisher: Sourcebooks MediaFusion

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Category: Poetry

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Presenting a diverse cross-section of the 20th centurys best poets, this classic poetry anthology has now been revised with added essays and poems. Includes three audio CDs with recordings of each poet reading his or her work.

Catamaran

Ali delineates the ghazal's formal rules in his Introduction to Ravishing DisUnities
: Some rules of the ghazal are clear and classically stringent . The opening
couplet ( called matla ) sets up a scheme ( of rhyme - called qafia , and refrain ...

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Rumi

Indeed , an anthology of English ghazals has been titled Ravishing Disunities ,
based upon the ghazal's critical reception as a form that is only unified at the
level of the metrical line , with scant relation between the lines . The individual
lines ...

Author: Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (Maulana)

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

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Category: Poetry

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Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over and he is a best-selling poet from America to Afghanistan. Commemorating the 800th anniversary of Rumi's birth, this beautiful volume draws from the breadth of Rumi's work, spanning his entire career. Franklin Lewis's evocative translation will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.