Michael Minassian


2100 Linwood Ave. Apt. 19C
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Author's Bio

MICHAEL MINASSIAN’s poems have appeared recently in such journals as The Broken Plate, Comstock Review, Evansville Review, Main Street Rag, and Third Wednesday. He is also a Contributing Editor for Verse-Virtual, an online magazine. His chapbooks include poetry: The Arboriculturist (2010) and Jack Pays A Visit (2022); photography: Around the Bend (2017) .

His other full length poetry collections include: Time is Not a River, Transcendent Zero Press (2020); Morning Calm, Cyberwit Press (2020), and A Matter of Timing - the first prize winner in the Poetry Society of Texas Manuscript Contest (2020).For more information: https://michaelminassian.com

Publications & Prizes

Time is Not a River (Transcendent Zero Press, 2020)
The Arboriculturist (Amsterdam Press, 2010)
Journals: , ,
Diverse Voices Quarterly
Exit 7
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Iodine Poetry Journal
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The Broken Plate
The Comstock Review
Third Wednesday
Prizes won: 

2020    First Place - Poetry Society of Texas    A Matter of Timing (Book manuscript)

2017 My poem “Twelve Views of Mt. Ararat” was chosen as the First Place winner in the adult category in the Arthur Halvajian Memorial Poetry Competition, co-sponsored by the Armenian Students’ Association and the Armenian Poetry Project. 

2011 First Place - Writers Network of South Florida  “Postcard From Key West” (Poem)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Shakespeare, Haruki Murakami, David McCullough, Cormac McCarthy, Sherman Alexi, Wallace Stevens, Charles Simic, Ted Kooser, William Stafford
What I'm reading now: 
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman, Sleep of Memory by Patrick Modiano

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Armenian American
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Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Dumont, NJ
New Jersey
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Last update: Aug 27, 2023