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.
Lola Koundakjian, a long time resident of New York, curates a poetry series. Since 2006, she 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.