Books & Art

Young Filmmakers in Vanadzor Ask, ‘Where Are We Going?’

A still from the film “Where Are We Going?” by Grigor Poghosyan, where the main character, Aren Voskanyan, discusses hardships young artists face in Vanadzor with filmmaker and musician, Erik Khanoyan. Special to the Armenian Weekly Grigor Poghosyan, a 21-year-old filmmaker from [more...]

November 17, 2017 // 5 Comments

Letter to Yerevan (Part VII)

Letter to Yerevan (Part VII) The Armenian Weekly is periodically publishing the English translation of Andranik Tzarukian’s epic 1945 poem “Tught ar Yerevan” (Letter to Yerevan) Hopes blossomed… a sliver of azure… Hoff and Westeneng… Reforms… A tiny bit of blue— A dusty [more...]

November 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Poem: The Last Day in May

(Photo: Annie Spratt)   The Last Day in May It is the last day in May And the peonies and roses Are in bloom, releasing Heady fragrances Into the warm, balmy breeze. The dandelions have retreated And wild violets, along with Patches of clover, Have taken their place. Ants are scurrying about [more...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Short Story: Flying across Oceans

  Special to the Armenian Weekly The Cranes had tried, several times, to bring new life into the world, but failed. Mrs. Crane suggested that perhaps Mr. Crane leave her and try his luck with another willing female. “I know having children is important to you, I don’t want you to resent [more...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Poem: It Takes Five Verbs to Tango

Detail of “Armenian Wedding,” tapestry by Anahit Galstyan, 1992 (Photo courtesy of Lori Sinanian) It Takes Five Verbs to Tango To think of a thought, To question the thought, To contemplate the thought… On and on and on, To make connections that don’t make sense to the [more...]

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘Lucy’s Birthday’: A New Picture Book by an Armenian Mother and Son

LEVERETT, Mass.—Looking for subject matter for a children’s book, artist and educator Stephen Saxenian found inspiration close to home in an autobiographical children’s story authored by his mother, writer and poet Lucy Saxenian. Using watercolor and pencil sketches, Stephen brings back to [more...]

October 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Poem: Like a Shooting Star

(Photo: Todd Diemer) Like a Shooting Star One second, There is no you, The next, You are taking your first breath. Once second, You are here, The next, You are taking your last breath. Life and Death— Great mysteries. It is the second of life, And the moment of death That are incomprehensible. [more...]

October 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Why the World Needs ‘The Promise’

By Slewo Oshana Much digital ink has been spilled over the recent release of “The Promise” and the attempts by trolls of Turkish origin to bury the film in a sea of bad reviews. Now whether the film is bad or good is ultimately up to the eye of the beholder; however, it is a film that [more...]

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

‘Echoes of Survival’: A Creative Take on the Armenian Genocide

The narrative of the Armenian Genocide has been on repeat—both in media and in the minds of Armenians all over the world—for over 100 years now. There are countless chilling facts about the atrocities carried out by the Ottoman Empire of 1915, but one in particular has stuck with Los [more...]

October 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

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