An Evening of Poetry

The Zohrab Center launches its Winter/Spring 2016 term of enrichment offerings with a Poetry Evening on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7PM.

Reading selections from their writings in English and Armenian will be three distinguished Armenian-American poets including Lola Koundajian, who has once again graciously organized this Poetry Reading for the Zohrab Center.

Sarah_Giragosian photoSarah Giragosian teaches in the department of Writing and Critical Inquiry at the University at Albany-SUNY. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, The Baltimore Review, and Blackbird, among others. A winner of the 2014 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, her first book, Queer Fish, is under contract with Dream Horse Press.

AlbertKapikianAlbert Kapikian is a writer and Adjunct Professor of English at Montgomery College in Maryland. He is the grandson of Zareh Kapikian (1898-1989), a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. After immigrating to the United States, Zareh Kapikian worked as a photoengraver and was instrumental in the founding, building and daily life of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, the St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, the Pan Sebastia Union and the Armenian Home for the Aged.

Lola_2012Lola Koundakjian enjoys her poetry diplomacy, touring the world to read at poetry festivals, and promoting Armenian culture through the Armenian Poetry Project. She briefly taught at St Nersess Seminary. She is the author of The Accidental Observer (2011 USA) and Advice to a Poet (2014 Peru; 2015 USA).

2016-02 ZICPoetryThe Poetry Evening will take place in the Guild Hall of the Armenian Diocese, 630 Second Avenue, New York.

All are welcome. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Admission is $5. Students with ID are free. For further information contact the Zohrab Center at (212) 686-0710 or



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