Sunday, May 14, 2006

Gregory Djanikian: Grandmother, Garlic and Alexandria

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Grandmother Garlic and Alexandria, read by Lola Koundakjian.

This poem won the Rosalie Boyle award from the New England Poetry Club. It has appeared in the Autumn 1995 issue of Ararat Quarterly and in About Distance a collection of poems by the author, published by Carnegie Mellon press, 1995.

Gregory Djanikian directs the undergraduate creative writing program at University of Pennsylvania, where he also teaches poetry workshops. He is the author of several collections of poetry, The Man in the Middle, Falling Deeply into America, About Distance (1995), Years Later (2000), So I Will Till the Ground (2007), all from Carnegie-Mellon. His work has appeared in Poetry, American Scholar, Antioch Review, and Poet Lore.

Prof. Djanikian's books are available in bookstores throughout the United States.

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