Presentation of a New Book of Poetry by Lola Koundakjian on 1/23

Lola Koundakjian, poet and curator of the online Armenian Poetry Project, will present her recently published collection of poems, La luna en la cúspide de mi mano/ The Moon in the Cusp of my Hand on Thursday, January 23rd at 7 PM in the Guild Hall of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America at 630 Second Avenue. A Spanish/English bilingual collection published by Nueva York Potery Press, this is Koundakjian’s third book of poems. Her previous books are The Accidental Observer (2011 USA) and Advice to a Poet (2014 Peru; 2015 USA).

At the event, Lola Koundakjian will read from her newsest collection. She will also read some of her original Western Armenian poetry. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase after the reading. A reception will follow.

The Moon in the Cusp of my Hand

Lola Koundakjian, a long time resident of New York, curates a poetry series. Since 2006, Lola Koundakjian readingshe also curates the online multilingual Armenian Poetry Project. She has read at five international poetry festivals and is the author of three multilingual poetry collections and works appearing in journals and anthologies on three continents. Her work has appeared in 2 Horatio, ARARAT, BigCityLit, Enchanting Verses, Mizna, Naugatuck River Review, One Jacar, and in several anthologies such as Poems for Mamilla, Poems for the Hazara, Fornix and Revisto de poesía Prometeo. Her work has been translated into Asturian, French, Spanish and Ukranian. She has read her work at poetry festivals in Medellín, Colombia; Lima, Peru; Trois-Rivières, Canada and Ramallah, Palestine. Her second book, Advice to a Poet, was a finalist in the Orange Book Prize in Armenia.

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3 thoughts on “Presentation of a New Book of Poetry by Lola Koundakjian on 1/23

  1. Sylva Portoian

    This so-called poet Lola Koundakjian insulted me … Because I won the Carnegie Prize for Poetry in Spring 2009… For my poem “Inauguration day” Telling that your prize is nothing and she ordered me “You should remove the Carnegie Prize from the covers of your poetry books” …
    I have 20 Poetry books in three languages …English, Armenian, Arabic … six of my poetry books Inaugurated at Komitas Museum-institute in Yerevan, Armenia …April-May months of years 2017-2019…and more to come … Till today I can’t forget how she behaved against me …
    Why all this hate …I wish I know…!!!

    Copyright © 2018 by Sylva Portoian~Shuhaiber, M.D., MS.c, MFPHM, FRCP.CH (UK)
    Sylva’s Poetry Collections since July 2007:

    Lance my Hart {Heart} at a Glance (July 2007)
    [Translated into Arabic (January 2019)]
    Delete Depression ~ Type Inspiration (November 2007)
    A Poetic Soul Shined of Genocides (August 2008)
    Angel “Lilit” Lilting via Internet (October 2008)
    Sons: Take My Heart and Transplant (February 2009)
    Millennium Brains Lacrimade (March 2009)
    Politics Play ~ People Pay (May 2009)
    E-Mails: Beneath Blossoming Trees (June 2009)
    Songs of Searing Desert Storms (December 2009)
    Sylva’s Serenade Dative Eyes (January 2010)
    My Son~My Sun: Chants Ann, Obama’s Mother (June 2011)
    Syndromes of Souls (March 2012)
    Carve Poetry ‘into’ Your Psyche (July 2014)
    Gomidas~Komitas, ‘My Musical Saint’ (April 2016)
    Arches of Symphonious ‘Sabre Dance’ (April 2017)
    Churchill at Ararat with Sylva’s Ethereal Love Songs (January 2018)
    ‘BRING OUT’ our Genocided Skulls & Artful Hands! (April 2019)
    Your Brain ‘IS-NOT’ a Box (June 2018)
    Sylva’s Blossoming Years~Armenian Poems (2018-2019)
    Dr. Sylva Portoian is the Carnegie spring 2009 Poetry Contest Winner of Policy Innovations
    (Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs) for her poem Inauguration Day.

    Thanks for reading …

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