Poetry. All images in this book are paintings by the author's father, Garabed Der Hohannesian (1908 - 1992), who was an acclaimed Boston artist of the abstract impressionist school. His work was first shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1940 in a group showing with other artists from what was then termed as being of the school of "non-objective painters."
"In FIRST GENERATION Krikor Der Hohannesian offers his gift of a garden lovingly tended, the language in glorious bloom-a joy to the senses. One might read it from start to finish, savor the beauty of its phrasings and learn the character of its maker. Even the recurring theme of the atrocities of the Armenian genocide, while appropriately evoking horror, simultaneously leaves one grateful for a something that is so well put. This is the work of a master craftsman whose poems are both soul and sense of impeccable conjuring."—Tomas O'Leary
Krikor Der Hohannesian lives in Medford, MA. His poems have appeared in over 175 literary journals including The Evansville Review, The South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, Comstock Review and Natural Bridge. He is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of two chapbooks,Ghosts and Whispers (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Refuge in the Shadows (Cervena Barva Press, 2013). Ghosts and Whispers was a finalist for the Mass Book awards poetry category in 2011.Author City: MEDFORD, MA USA