Books & Art


Poem: I Am Cricket . . .

I am cricket, Always singing Astride a nimble reed…   A drop of hope Deep inside me Turns to stream and Songs flow from my lips…   A shoot of flower, Grain of a dream, A lip of a cough Turn to a feast in my soul…   I am cricket, Always singing Through the night…   When [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

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Book Review: ‘The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922’

The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922: An Anthology By Herand M. Markarian Libra-6 Productions, N.Y. (Jan. 2, 2015); 250 pages ISBN 9780692344767; $20.00   As Armenians around the world prepare to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, writer and playwright Dr. Herand Markarian [more...]

February 14, 2015 // 5 Comments


Poem: Stranger

I search In their eyes And do not see me I hear only the silent sighs In my soul, as I fail to see Me on their minds as time flies Falls and drowns in a deep blue sea Of loneliness…   Ever a stranger I walk alone Carrying in my arms Their indifference heavy as stone Cold as death that comes [more...]

February 14, 2015 // 0 Comments


New Book: ‘In the Shadow of the Sultan’

In the Shadow of the Sultan by R.P. Sevadjian is a historical coming of age novel, published by Yerani Publications in December 2014. It is the story of a boy in his early teens who leaves his home and journeys 200 miles to his grandmother’s town. ‘In the Shadow of the Sultan’ by R.P. [more...]

February 13, 2015 // 2 Comments


Poem: Ode to Sleep

By Aris Shaklian, 1934 Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Like mother’s milk, I knew you, nectar sweet, Cherished like the dusky pupils of both eyes, As you lay on me your soft fingers, so fleet, Shifting to my lips from my eyelashes, Allowing my drowsy head to repose On your breast, like a lazy [more...]

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments


‘Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines’ Available for Free Online

The editorial board of “Etudes Arméniennes Contemporaines,” a publication of AGBU Bibliothèque Nubar, recently announced that the journal is now available free of charge on With the support of CLEO (or Centre pour l’édition électronique ouverte) and OpenEdition, all [more...]

January 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

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New Suny Book on Genocide to Be Published in April

April 24 this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide, an atrocity whose international repercussions are still widely felt today. Drawing on archival documents and eye-witness accounts, Ronald Grigor Suny’s They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History [more...]

January 23, 2015 // 4 Comments

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‘Straw Dolls’: A Film about the Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES—New Jersey native and filmmaker Jon Milano is honoring his connection to the Armenian community with “Straw Dolls,” a film that focuses on the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “Having grown up with such a strong Armenian community in New Jersey, this is a subject that is close to my [more...]

January 16, 2015 // 10 Comments

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Vosbikian’s ‘Bedros’ Now Available on Amazon

MOORESTOWN, N.J.—Author Irene Vosbikian recently re-released Bedros, a novel detailing her father-in-law’s personal account of life in the Ottoman Empire, his escape from the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and his eventual immigration to America. Cover of ‘Bedros’ Vosbikian met her [more...]

January 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

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