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Semerdjian, Alan
In the architecture of bone : poems / by Alan Semerdjian
1st ed
[Bellows Falls, VT?] : GenPop Books, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Armenian Research Center  PS3619.E47 I5    CALL 593-5181
Subject(s) Armenian Americans -- Poetry
Families -- Poetry
Art -- Poetry
Interpersonal relations -- Poetry
Physical Description 113 p. ; 21 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Review "...Reads like a long poem cycle that pulls the reader into an open field in which Semerdjian weaves his explorations of language and art, Armenian history and family. These dynamic poems mingles the ghosts of the past with the pace of contemporary life...- Peter Balakian" -- taken from back cover
Contents One -- How Turkish coffee got its name -- Orchestra -- Monsters in suburbia (around the perimeter of the house at night) -- Netherworld -- The aerodynamics -- Reconfiguration of plants -- The duduk -- A place like Saigon -- Pressure cooker -- History lessons -- Dinner plans -- Lucky -- How to read a fortune in a cup of Turkish coffee -- Son, net -- Makeup -- Cubism -- My American friends in my grandfather's closet -- Short fuse -- Framents of composition with grandfather -- Photosynthesis -- Cubist-impressionist -- Survivor : dream for two voices -- The desert of lasting -- Neatly confusing the accounts -- Three paintings -- Immigrant -- The Armenian alphabet -- On Armenian translation -- Punctuation marks -- The evening news -- Grandchildren of genocide -- Scope -- Corridors -- In this way
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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