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.
Table of Contents
In the New House Visiting Irasburg, Vermont in July In the House Where Waiting Begins Mrs. Caldera's House of Things Mrs. Kinsey's House of Children Words for the Spare House The Visit Running through Arizona About Distance
My Father Teaches Me a Kind of Driving In Alexandria Uncle Hagop the Spendthrift Uncle Karekin At Stanley Bay Grandmother, Garlic, and Alexandria
Going Back Mr. Levering Our Scoutmaster Gives Me a Sense of Perspective Mrs. Mitstifer Walking my Children Home from School The Persistence of Zachary Compensations The Teenager When I Am Away from my Children
Shooting Star Somewhere Between Territories A Hill in Summer Another Side Unhappiness The Leap Dark Quarrel The Sleeper Rara Avis A Moment for Husband and Wife At Flood Time After Long Days of Rain For Us