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Ali, Agha Shahid, ed., Ravishing Disunities: Real Ghazals in English, Wesleyan University Press, 2000.

This is a collection of over one hundred modern and contemporary poets, including Diane Ackerman, W. S. Merwin, William Matthews, and John Hollander, writing ghazals in their native English language. The introduction and afterward by editor Agha Shahid Ali provides excellent details on what a ghazal is, how challenging it is to write ghazals in English, and how the process differs from writing ghazals in their original Middle Eastern languages.

Christie, A. V., "The Power of the Visible Is the Invisible: An Interview with Elizabeth Spires," in Southwest Review, Vol. 80, No. 1, Winter 1995, pp. 35—57.

This lengthy interview with Spires provides excellent insight into the way the poet feels about her own work and that of others, what has inspired her to write, how she selects topics, the importance of form in writing, and a...

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