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Impetus: Ghazals

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This chapbook of ghazals explores the struggle to reconcile life's duties and artistic pursuits; to essentially stop the proverbial wheel and carve out valued time for indulging in our soul's work, or simply being. Our bodies can become drones or cages, often feeling constricted or boxed in, searching for a small space to forge a different way, a porthole or exit point; to ...more
Kindle Edition, 13 pages
Published April 12th 2015
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Rebecca Askew
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A very modern and extremely relatable poem, in the lyrical such a lyrical style.

I haven't much experience or knowledge about the form, Ghazal, but this book has given me a great appreciation for it.

An excellent, excellent chapbook. Highly recommended!
James Sillwood
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This poem is written in the form of a Ghazal; a lyric poem with a fixed number of verses and a repeated rhyme traditionally set to music and often sung by Iranian, Indian and Pakistani musicians.
Impetus is the force that makes something happen, or happen more quickly. The subject of this poem is the struggle to write and to be creative, without blocking out everyday life, whilst still dealing with the demands of others around us.
The author skilfully conveys the sense of this struggle; "The clo
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Making Connections: 3790. IMPETUS: GHAZALS by Andrea McKenzie Raine 2 14 Jun 03, 2015 02:32PM  
Andrea McKenzie Raine was born in Smithers, BC and grew up in Victoria, BC where she still resides. She was enrolled in the Creative Writing program and earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Victoria in 2000, and completed a post-degree Public Relations certificate program. She has attended the successful Planet Earth Poetry reading series (formerly known as Mocambopo) in Victor ...more

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