Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Reading List

With the approach of the holidays, the Armenian Poetry Project invites its readers to submit the title[s] of their favorite poetry book[s]. 

All books must contain at least some Armenian poetry. 
Out of print books may be included

New publications are of particular interest.

Please submit books in this manner:
Author (last name, first name), Title, (City of Publication: Publisher, Year). Personal note about the book.

Carolyn Forché, ed., Against Forgetting, Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (New York: W. W. Norton, 1993). This collection includes more than 140 poets from five continents, bearing witness to war, torture, exile, or repression, from the Armenian genocide to Tiananmen Square. Forché, whose own poems often deal with political history, has written an introduction and a brief sketch about each event. Poets writing on the Holocaust include Nelly Sachs, Primo Levi, Paul Celan, Dan Pagi, Irena Klepfisz, and Miklos Radnoti.

Please send your entry to armenianpoetryproject[at]gmail[dot]com under the heading HOLIDAY BOOK LIST.

With many thanks, Lola Koundakjian
Curator and Producer of The Armenian Poetry Project

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