Join me and @persianpoetics as we discuss the beautiful ‘Ghazal’, from its conception in Arabia to modern day America. Some mistake it as a sonnet, but no other language can match the depth and beauty of the Arabian and now Persian Ghazal.

Notes from the podcast:

The website mentioned for finding poetry is Ganjoor

The following poets were mentioned in the podcast: Ferdowsi, Attar, Mawlana Rumi, Khayyam, Saadi, Hafez, Muhammad Iqbal, Mirza Ghalib and Aga Shahid Ali.

Aga Shahid Ali is credited for creating the Ghazal in English, and his books are available on Amazon. He has also done a brilliant job of translation Faiz Ahmed Faiz.