Helene Pilibosian

Watertown, MA 02472-1324
(617) 926-2602

Author's Bio

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.

Publications and Prizes

At Quarter Past Reality
(Ohan Press, 1998)
, Carvings from an Heirloom
(Ohan Press, 1983)
, History's Twists: The Armenians
(Ohan Press, 2008)
Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry
(Monitor Book Company, 1981)
, Forgotten Bread: First Generation Armenian American Writers
(Heyday Books, 2007)
Cape Rock, Half Tones to Jubilee, Hawai'i Review, New Mexico Humanities Review, North American Review, The Hollins Critic
Prizes Won: 
First Prize in Poetry - Writer's Digest Honorable Mention in Poetry - Writer's Digest Armenian Allied Arts Association, first prize, 1974 Pteranodon Award (NFSPS), 1980 Wind Literary Journal Award (NFSPS), 1982 The Madison Review finalist 1986 Half Tones to Jubilee finalist 1990 The Sandhills Review finalist NEW LETTERS finalist 1998 First Prize, Writer's Digest Honorable Mention - Writer's Digest Honorable Mention - New England Book Festival

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Weber: The Contemporary West (magazine) by
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