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“Armenian Memory, Writing Across Borders: A Reading and Talk” with Pulitzer Prize winning poet Peter Balakian

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Free

Balakian will read and discuss his poetry and prose with a focus on Armenian historical and cultural memory and disaporan imagination. In his many books of poems and his memoir Black Dog of Fate, Balakian has explored-in his distinct poetic form and elliptical language-traumatic intergenerational memory of the Armenian Genocide, as well as the power and beauty of Armenian culture: visual art, architecture, music, and Armenia’s dramatic, natural landscapes.
Peter Balakian is the author of 8 books of poems and 4 books of prose and 3 collaborative translations and several edited books. Ozone Journal won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Black Dog of Fate, a memoir won the 1998 PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for the Art of the Memoir, and was a best book of the year for the New York Times, the LA Times, and Publisher’s Weekly; The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response won the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book and a New York Times Best Seller. His collaborative translation of Grigoris Balakian’s Armenian Golgotha: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide was a Washington Post book of the year.
Balakian is the recipient of many awards and prizes and civic citations: the Pulitzer Prize, The Presidential Medal and the Movses Khorenatsi Medal from the Republic of Armenia. He is Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities, Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Colgate University.

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Date:
April 22
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://cah.fresnostate.edu/armenianstudies/news-events/index.html

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Armenian Studies Program, Fresno State
Phone
559.278.2669
Email
barlowd@csufresno.edu
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Venue

University Business Center
5245 N. Backer Ave.
Fresno State, 93740 United States
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5592782669
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