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Hamazkayin Eastern USA Announces 3rd Annual Tölölyan Prize Competition

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society of Eastern USA is currently soliciting submissions for the third annual Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature. As with last year, two writers—one for the Armenian-language submissions and one for [more...]

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried

New Book: ‘Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried’

Sarkis Deli Sarkisian was born in 1905 in the village of Keramet (Bursa province, southern Marmara region) in Ottoman Turkey. He survived the Armenian Genocide, made it through the deserts of Syria and Mesopotamia, nearly died in Smyrna in 1922, survived incarceration in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1933, and [more...]

October 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Poem: My Tender, Tiny Bird…

By Avik Derentz Translated by Tatul Sonentz   You flew away My sweet swallow, Towards distant, dreary, disconsolate skies, Before seeing the golden autumn, You left with the heartless pain Of the nestless swain In your heart…   Someday, in May, yearning May bring you back, With the memory of [more...]

September 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

A poster of The Cut

Movie Review: The Cut

Special for the Armenian Weekly A 100-year-old cut. Fatih Akın’s film “Kesik (The Cut)” about the Armenian Genocide made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last month. Critics cut and tore the movie to shreds. Negative criticism piled up. But, just as many people loved [more...]

September 24, 2014 // 6 Comments

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Abu Lala Mahari: Third Surah

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here, and the second surah here) And Abu Lala’s caravan, gurgling softly like a fountain, Advanced, slow and at ease, beneath the moon’s retiring reign.   And the moon, like the chest of a young pixie of paradise, [more...]

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

‘Dance of the Banished’

New Book: ‘Dance of the Banished’

Dance of the Banished By Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch Publication Date: Aug. 22, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-927485-65-1 Price: $15.95 (PB with French flaps); 240 pp. YA novel ages 12+ Pajama Press recently announced the publication of Dance of the Banished by award-winning author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch. ‘Dance [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 2 Comments

John and Hachig's first band, the Arax Band

The Relationship: Hachig Kazarian and John Berberian

By Harry Derderian For years, artists Hachig Kazarian and John Berberian have provided pure listening and dancing pleasure to audiences at various venues. Hachig and John’s relationship goes back to college in New York City, in the early 1960’s. This is their story. Hachig Kazarian, son of [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 11 Comments

"For a mere moment, I glance at people, 
To see mercy in their eyes..."

Derentz: Let Decency Soar…

By Avik Derentz Translated by Tatul Sonentz  “For a mere moment, I glance at people,To see mercy in their eyes…” (Armenian Weekly/file photo)   For a mere moment, I glance at people, To see mercy in their eyes, I want to see the light Simply arise, So that with no blood, [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'Avedis' Story'

Avedis’ Story: An Armenian Boy’s Journey

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” —Milan Kundera   Special for the Armenian Weekly On the eve of the Genocide Centennial, as individuals and institutions work to raise awareness and enrich knowledge of the Armenian Genocide, a treasure trove of [more...]

September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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