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Ziggurat

Peter Balakian
In conversation with Hovig Tchalian
Monday, November 22, 2010
01:20:13
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Episode Summary
Balakian's new collection of poems explore the aftermath of 9/11 through layered perspectives of myth, history, and personal memory; a panoramic work of contemporary witness in a new age of American uncertainty.

Participant(s) Bio
Peter Balakian is the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities and professor of English at Colgate University. He is the author of five books of poems and three prose works, including The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, a New York Times best seller, and Black Dog of Fate, a memoir.

Hovig Tchalian is the co-founder of Critics' Forum-a group of writers, critics and academics with an interest in English-language Armenian art and culture in the diaspora. He teaches writing and professional communication at the University of Southern California, in the business and engineering schools.


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