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A collection of poetry by Gregory Djanikian.
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A collection of poetry by Gregory Djanikian.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887481864
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 80

Meet the Author

GREGORY DJANIKIAN was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and came to the United States as a young boy. He is the author of two previous collections, The Man in the Middle and Falling Deeply into America. His awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry, and the Anahid Literary award from the Armenian Center at Columbia University. He is director of the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

In the New House 11
Visiting Irasburg, Vermont in July 12
In the House Where Waiting Begins 14
Mrs. Caldera's House of Things 15
Mrs. Kinsey's House of Children 17
Words for the Spare House 19
The Visit 20
Running through Arizona 22
About Distance 24
My Father Teaches Me a Kind of Driving 29
In Alexandria 33
Uncle Hagop the Spendthrift 35
Uncle Karekin 37
At Stanley Bay 38
Grandmother, Garlic, and Alexandria 40
Going Back 45
Mr. Levering Our Scoutmaster Gives Me a Sense of Perspective 47
Mrs. Mitstifer 50
Walking my Children Home from School 52
The Persistence of Zachary 54
Compensations 56
The Teenager 58
When I Am Away from my Children 60
Shooting Star 62
Somewhere Between 64
Territories 66
A Hill in Summer 68
Another Side 70
Unhappiness 71
The Leap 73
Dark Quarrel 75
The Sleeper 76
Rara Avis 78
A Moment for Husband and Wife 81
At Flood Time 83
After Long Days of Rain 85
For Us 86
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