Sunday, January 06, 2008

New publication by Ohan Press

HISTORY’S TWISTS; THE ARMENIANS by Helene Pilibosian, Ohan Press, 171 Maplewood St., Watertown, MA 02472-1324, 2008, ISBN 978-1-929966-07-3, 96 pages, $15 (add $3 mailing, $5 foreign).

Special offer: Carvings from an Heirloom: Oral History Poems will be sent free with any copy of History’s Twists purchased.
A 50% discount for bookstores and wholesalers applies.

The author has been an editor of The Armenian Mirror-Spectator and has contributed poetry to many literary journals. A competition fınalist is included in this collection of dramatized highlights of Armenian history and art along with many published poems. Recently work from her previous books was anthologized as part of a Heyday Books collection called Forgotten Bread, the image taken from one of her poems.

Helene Pilibosian has delved into the ancient and recent Armenian past to fılter out these poems like luminous shared songs from the mire of history. The Nazeli poems are especially exciting and appropriate narratives in blending thought of Armenia with thought of America. —David Kherdian

This is a strong manuscript. —The University of Wisconsin Press

I am struck by these poems both for their artistry and for the wisdom of what they have to say. The stories they contain are resonant with mystery and ancestral voices. They move me as only poetry can: for their beauty, their humanity, their humility and their many illuminations. —Harold Bond, 617-926-2602

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