Along with poems marked profoundly by the turmoil and tensions of the period when they were written, Leaflets anticipates the poetry Rich would write in the 1980s and 1990s. Published in 1969, this book includes Rich’s first ghazals — modeled on the Urdu verse of the Pakistani poet Mirza Ghalib (1797-1869) and Rich’s adaptations of Russian, Dutch, and Yiddish poets.