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I have published three books of poetry, including the first volume in the Ithaca House poetry series, as well as numerous poems in anthologies and little magazines> I won the Writer's Digest poetry contest in 1970 and have been a regular reader in the Boston Poetry Marathon every april for the past decade.
My work has appeared in such magazines as The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Louisiana Literature, The Hollins Critic, North American Review, Seattle Review, Ellipsis and Weber: The Contemporary West. The latest anthology to include my poems is Forgotten Bread from Heyday Books, which takes its image from one of them. I have published the books Carvings from an Heirloom: Oral History Poems, At Quarter Past Reality: New and Selected Poems, History’s Twists: The Armenians and A New Orchid Myth. My early work has been cited in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. I hold a degree in humanities from Harvard University. Formerly I was an editor at an Armenian-American newspaper in which capacity I wrote editorials, articles, news reports and book reviews. Now I am head of Ohan Press, a private bilingual micropress which has published ten internationally recognized books of both prose and poetry including my book My Literary Profile: A Memoir.