Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shaunt Basmajian

Dear Canadian readers of the Armenian Poetry Project: I am searching for more information regarding this author.

Thanks -- Lola Koundakjian, Curator and Producer of APP.

Shaunt Basmajian (30 September 1950 — 25 January 1990) was a Canadian poet and author.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon to Armenian parents, Basmajian emigrated to Canada when he was seven years old. He was a founder of the Canadian Poetry Association, co-founder of Old Nun Publications (with Ted Plantos), and was a member of the Parliament Street Library poetry group. The Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, given annually to a Canadian poet, was established in his memory.

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