Books & Art


Poem: Navette…

Navette… Hello, good bye, A smile, a sigh, And my thoughts elope To Paris, and a song of hope, “Un jour tu verras,” (One day, you will see,) “on se rencontrera” (We shall meet again,) “quelque part, n’importe où,” (Somewwhere, anywhere,) “guidés par le hasard…” (Led by mere [more...]

September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'The Grandchildren'

The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of ‘Lost’ Armenians in Turkey

The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of ‘Lost’ Armenians in Turkey By Ayse Gül Altınay and Fethiye Çetin ISBN: 978-1-4128-5391-0 (hardcover) 978-1-4128-5439-9 (eBook) 2014; 270 pp; $49.95 The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by the grandchildren and [more...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Abu-Lala Mahari (Second Surah)

By Avediq Isahakian Translated by Tatul Sonentz (Note: read the first surah here, and the third surah here) And meandered that caravan through the rows of tall palm trees, Raising dust–a caravan of dust, led quietly by a fire-breathing breeze. “Move on, caravan, what have we left behind, that [more...]

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

"Do not ask me why I love you"

Berberian’s ‘Love’

Love By Mannik Berberian Translated by Tatul Sonentz   Do not ask me why I love you. The way I love you is the way of the lily of the woods in love with the nightingale.   I only know, if I did not have your arms as universe surrounding my puny body, I should die like an abandoned [more...]

August 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cover of 'Azerbaijan and Aran'

New Book: ‘Azerbaijan and Aran (Caucasian Albania)’

‘Azerbaijan and Aran (Caucasian Albania)’ A study by Enayatollah Reza Edited with an annotated translation by Ara Ghazarians Release date: June 25, 2014 176 pp; 14 color maps $25; ISBN 9781908755186 “Today few are aware that this part of the Turkish-speaking Caucasus in the past had a name [more...]

August 20, 2014 // 4 Comments

Armenian Church in Palu (photo by Nanore Barsoumian)

Two Poems by Avik Derentz

 By Avik Derentz Translated by Tatul Sonentz   This White Slaughter This white slaughter Saps my soul With an alien venom of black sorcery, As it strives to defile My very blood With the dark doubts of a renegade…   I fight each day This murky darkness, Despoiling half the night in [more...]

August 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Cover of "…And Then I Met The Getty Kouros"

New Book: ‘And Then I Met the Getty Kouros’

New memoir presents an Armenian-Iranian-American engineer’s odysseyfrom the streets of Tehran to the hills of Malibu LOS ANGELES– …And Then I Met The Getty Kouros is a memoir that chronicles the remarkable story of Jack Njdeh Yaghoubian, who has made a huge impact on the world of [more...]

August 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rouben Sevak (1885-1915)

Rouben Sevak: The Harlot

By Rouben Sevak  Translated by Tatul Sonentz   It was way past midnight, a muggy night of showers, Under the wet lantern light you stood there forlorn, The water sang on the sidewalk, cars ran at random; You waited there, lingering on that bit of plot of yours. A strained smile sobbed deep [more...]

August 8, 2014 // 0 Comments


How Long Shall We Be Silent?

Himi el Lrenk (How Long Shall We Be Silent?) By Raphael Patkanian (1830-1892) A famous patriotic song, translated by Diana Der-Hovanessian How long shall we be silent? How long shall we be mute? The enemy surrounds us, our land and goods his loot. How long shall we just acquiesce silently to [more...]

August 7, 2014 // 4 Comments

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