New book devoted to Contemporary Armenian poetry

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New book devoted to Contemporary Armenian poetry

The Fresno State Armenian Studies Program and The Press at California State University, Fresno have published “Armenian Poetry of Our Time,” translated by poet Diana Der-Hovanessian.

“Armenian Poetry of Our Time” is the third book published in the recently established Armenian Series at The Press, under the supervision of series editor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State.

The book is a collection of poems composed in Armenian by 117 poets, spanning a broad period of modern Armenian literature. The poets are from Armenia or live in other parts of the world where they or their families settled in the Armenian diaspora that followed the early 20th century genocide by Ottoman Turks.

Der-Hovanessian has published 25 books of poetry and translations, including the groundbreaking “Anthology of Armenian Poetry,” which was released in 1978.

“Armenian Poetry of Our Time” can be ordered for $20 a copy from Fresno State’s College of Arts and Humanities, at 559.278.3056.

More information is available from Der Mugrdechian at 559.278.2669 or barlowd@csufresno.edu.

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