Peter Balakian

  • May 30, 2016  

    Just over a century ago, the Armenian Genocide saw the expulsion and death of at least 1.5 million people in what was then the Ottoman Empire. Among those affected was Pulitzer-winning poet Peter Balakian’s family, which did its best to repress memories of the tragedy. Balakian used poetry to help him cope as he discovered the trauma of his history, and he joins Jeffrey Brown to explain how.
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  • September 7, 2010    

    Peter Balakian is the author of many books, including a new volume of poems, “Ziggurat,” just published by University of Chicago Press, and “June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000.”
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