Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lola Koundakjian

Lola Koundakjian started writing science-fiction and poetry at an early age. After her move to the US, she worked on short translations in college but shelved her notes dedicating herself to the visual arts.

In recent years she decided to give poetry and literary journalism a shot. Several of her poems have appeared online in The Literary GROONG, and the now defunct website The Modery Story; she has contributed science and technology pieces to the Armenian International Magazine in the early 90s; served on the editorial board of the Ararat Quarterly; interviewed poets, visual artists and musicians for the Armenian Reporter & wrote commentaries for the Armenian Weekly.

Lola runs the Dead Armenian Poets’ Society, which meets on a quarterly basis, and the Armenian Poetry Project, a blog containing text and audio clips. She is a member of Pen America.

Lola is currently working on her first manuscript, a bilingual poetry book.

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