To class on Wed Oct 28, bring a typed, printed copy of your original ghazal, according to the following expectations:

5-12 couplets

opening couplet–both lines contain the qafia and radif

last couplet–includes some form of your signature

each couplet is an independent pearl on a necklace

be ready to explain the connection between your ghazal and Hosseini’s novel, The Kite Runner–however firm or tenuous that connection

the ghazal somehow/somewhere emits a sense of loss, separation or longing