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by Roger Sedarat

Ghazal Games: Poems download ebook
ISBN:
0821419501
ISBN13:
978-0821419502
Author:
Roger Sedarat
Publisher:
Ohio University Press; 1 edition (June 28, 2011)
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Pages:
80 pages
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1275 kb
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1921 kb
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Poetry
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Rating:
4.4

Ghazal Games: Poems has been added to your Cart. In his new collection of poetry, Roger Sedarat strikes the perfect balance between Eastern and Western expression, between the modern and the medieval, and between the sacred and the profane.

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As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classicalPersian form of the .

As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classicalPersian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhapsbest be described as Wallace Stevens meets Rumi. Perhaps most striking is the poet’s use of the ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical masters like Hafez and Rumi to politically challenge the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continual crackdown on protesters.

item 1 Ghazal Games: Poems, Excellent Books -Ghazal Games: Poems, Excellent Books. Roger Sedarat is an assistant professor in the MFA program at Queens College. item 2 Ghazal Games - Paperback NEW Sedarat, Roger 2011-06-15 -Ghazal Games - Paperback NEW Sedarat, Roger 2011-06-15. He is the recipient of scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference as well as a St. Botolph Society poetry grant.

ROGER SEDARAT For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best .

Author of four poetry books including just released Haji as Puppet: An Orientalist Burlesque, (Word Works. Winner of 2016 Tenth Gate Prize for Mid-Career Poets, Leslie McGrath, judge and just released Foot Faults: Tennis Poems (David Robert Books, 2016). For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best be described as Wallace Stevens meets Rumi. Marilyn Hacker, winner of the National Book Award and author of Names: Poems.

Roger Sedarat is an Iranian-American poet, scholar, and literary translator. He is the author of four poetry collections: Dear Regime: Letters to the Islamic Republic, which won Ohio UP's 2007 Hollis Summers' Prize, Ghazal Games (Ohio University Press, 2011), Foot Faults: Tennis Poems (David Roberts Books, 2016), and Haji as Puppet: an Orientalist Burlesque, which won the Tenth Gate Prize for a Mid-Career Poet (Word Works, 2017).

As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classical Persian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best be described as "Wallace Stevens meets Rumi.

Roger Sedarat’s most recent collection is Ghazal Games (Ohio University Press, 2011). He teaches poetry and translation in the MFA program at Queens College. Roger Sedarat’s most recent collection is Ghazal Games (Ohio University Press, 2011).

As an Iranian American poet, Roger Sedarat fuses Western and Eastern traditions to reinvent the classical Persian form of the ghazal. For its humor as well as its spirituality, the poems in this collection can perhaps best be described as “Wallace Stevens meets Rumi.” Perhaps most striking is the poet’s use of the ancient ghazal form in the tradition of the classical masters like Hafez and Rumi to politically challenge the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continual crackdown on protesters. Not since the late Agha Shahid Ali has a poet translated the letter as well as the spirit of this form into English, using musicality and inventive rhyme to extend the reach of the ghazal in a new language and tradition.

Reviews:
  • Gietadia
Fascinating exploration of the contemporary possibilities of the ghazal form in English by someone who knows what he is talking about. An Iranian professor of poetry writes ghazals with wit and playfulness, and even gets in a few good-natured digs at the Orientalists who attempt it.
  • Marilbine
Clever, creative and fun! I purchased this because I wanted to understand by example more about how the ghazal form works. I really enjoyed Roger Sederat’s poetry and found both amusing and poignant moments here.
  • Umi
This is a fun read.

In these poems, Roger Sedarat is funny, clever, sometimes poignant, and frequently entertainingly caustic. He twists the ghazal form around for the fun of it. and says things about life and memory. The poems seem effortlessly tossed off, and yet they can't be (can they)?

Anyone (not just poemheads) can read this without feeling poetrified.

Read it. Now.
  • Alianyau
fun to read