Issue 5a – April 2003
I’ve added some ghazals to this page. I think you will enjoy them; both Chris Mooney Singh’s and Jean Hallingstad’s ghazals deal movingly with loss.
I still have a few ghazals on hand. I plan to work with them over the next few weeks. If you’ve not submitted ghazals yet, or if you have, more submissions will be welcome around May 1.
I have revised the splash page and navigation bar. I plan to give the New Ghazal Page its own navigation table soon. I’ve also added a ghazal by R. L. Kennedy, another example of pretty traditional format. I still have several ghazals filed and hope to add several more soon. (I’m also going to revise submission instructions to fit the new format and open schedule.
After nearly a year, I am starting up The Ghazal Page again, this time with a different design concept. Perhaps the “issue”../ format, derived from print journals, really isn’t necessary for the Web. I am going to experiment with this simple two-column format. As I add poems, I will add links and archive the ghazals in bundles of five or ten.
The first ghazal in the new format is by Erin Thomas. I believe I have had his work longer than that of any of the long-suffering poets whose ghazals have languished on my hard-drive for months. I hope to be adding more ghazals soon, one at a time.