2
Monday
May
2011
Southminster United Church15 Aylmer Ave at Bank Street
8:00pm

GHAZAL CONCERT
with Lorna Crozier,
Rob Winger, Sandra Ridley
and Robert Pinsky

Featuring music by the M E L M'RABET Quartet
"Pinsky talks, with democratic warmth and intimacy, to the common things of this world. His extraordinary poems remind us that he has always embodied the very ideal he proposes for what a poet can do.
— Lloyd Schwarz, The Boston Phoenix
Photo courtesy of Vernon Doucette
Lorna Crozier - Photo courtesy of Gary McInstry
Mel M Rabet
Nicolas Caloia
Nizar Tabcharani
Patrick Graham - Photo courtesy of Dominique Sicotte
Rob Winger
Sandra Ridley

The ghazal is an ancient Persian form of verse consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. The form is ancient, originating in 6th century Arabic verse and popularized by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi in the 13th century and Hafez in the 14th century. Ghazals continue to inspire and delight in the 21st century. In style and content, they have proven capable of an extraordinary variety of expression around central themes of love and separation. 

 

Join us for an evening of poems inspired by the ghazal tradition featuring Governor-General’s Award winner Lorna Crozier , Trillium and Governor General’s Award nominee Rob Winger , Saskatchewan Book Award winner Sandra Ridley , and former United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky , with music by the M E L M'RABET Quartet  connecting the present and the past. 

 

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