A Classic Contemporary reissuing of Falling Deeply Into America, poems by Gregory Djanikian.
About the Author
Gregory Djanikian was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Armenian parentage and came to the United States when he was eight years old. His five collections are The Man in the Middle, Falling Deeply Into America, About Distance, Years Later, and So I Will Till the Ground. He directs the creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Alexandria, 1953 • Agami Beach • Great-Grandfather's Nurse • Grandmother's Rugs • Mme. Sperides • The Pyramids at Giza • Photograph of My Mother • Sailing to America • When I First Saw Snow • In The Elementary School Choir • How I Learned English • Two Boys • The Fight • My Aunt Gives Me A Clarinet Lesson • Clouds • The Return The Boy in the Mirror • Where He Is, I Am • The Man Whom Children Love • For My Daughter • Schoolyard • Children's Hospital, Emergency Room • Late At Night In Bed • The Boy Who Had Eleven Toes • These Are The Gifts Beethoven: Sonata No. 14 • Gathering Hay • The City Garden • The Theft • The Telephone • "You Can't Tell One Assassin From Another" • Correspondence • Movie Extras • Renovations
What People are Saying About This
"Here is reclamation, collective and personal, of an Armenian history in poems of remembrance, affection, tenderness, replenishment. [In his moving poems], Gregory Djanikian does what Joseph Brodsky said the poet should do: begins in elegy and ends in praise."