Welcome to The Ghazal Page!
We're pleased to present the December 2014 issue of The Ghazal Page. This issue is the last one, as I am retiring the 'zine for personal reasons. I hope you will enjoy this issue and explore the past issues available.

I’ve enjoyed editing and producing The Ghazal Page, with the much-appreciated assistance of the folks listed in the mast-head above. It is especially gratifying to have published some excellent poems and to have helped make the ghazal a part of English poetic form.

Since 1999, The Ghazal Page has published ghazals in English — most originally written in English, with a few translated from other languages. It has also published a variety of notes, reviews, and essays relating to ghazals, their history, and their potentials as a form for poetry in English.

You will find, in these virtual pages, a number of ghazals with varying approaches. Some adhere closely to the traditional Persian/Urdu form, while others use the older Arabic modes, and yet others experiment in various ways. There are also the results of several ghazal challenges, with more to come. The responses to the challenges show how varied the ghazal can be as a form.


All writings and graphics on The Ghazal Page are copyright by their respective creators. There is a copyright notice at the top of each issue. To use any of these materials, you must obtain explicit permission from the copyright holder(s). Where there is no e-mail address listed for a writer, you may contact the editor, who will put you into contact with the writer. You can also get in contact by using the "whois" data provided.

There is also copyright information in the meta tags. Use "view page source" and look at the meta tags for copyright information for specific compositions. Where there is no copyright statement, the rights are held by the author or by Gene Doty.

Beginning with the ekphrastic ghazals, The Ghazal Page will publish some images of art work from other sources. We believe our use of these low-resolution images of such works for critical or creative commentary on them falls under the "fair use" provision of copyright law. Any other use might be copyright infringement.