From Desicritics.org, “The Ghazal-An Odd Sort of Poetry,” by Deepa Krishnan, is a nice tribute to poet Mirza Ghalib, as well as an educated discussion on the ghazal form of poetry. As I’m sure most poets do, I was thinking of the ghazal in relation to my own work as I read.
From the William & Mary Web site, “Victorian Poetry’s Bad Boy,” by Erin Zagurski, profiles scholar Terry Meyers and his pursuit of gaining more recognition for Victorian poet (and bad boy), Algernon Charles Swinburne. I’m always appreciative of scholars who work to keep lesser known poets from completely disappearing into the ether. Even if you’re not interested in Victorian poets, the article itself is very interesting.