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Peter Balakian

Peter Balakian (author page at Amazon) won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for his most recent poetry collection, Ozone Journal (University of Chicago Press, 2015). He is also the author of Vise and Shadow: Selected Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art and Culture (Chicago, 2015) and Ziggurat (Chicago, 2010), a collection that deals with the aftermath of 9/11. Among his other books are June-tree: New and Selected Poems 1974–2000; the memoir Black Dog of Fate, which won the PEN/Albrand Prize; and The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response, which won the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize. He directs creative writing at Colgate University. (updated 4/2016)

The Pulitzer-winning collection Ozone Journal contains two poems first published in AGNI, “Near the Border” and “Slum Drummers.” The long title poem is a sequel to “A-Train / Ziggurat / Elegy,” which was first excerpted in AGNI before appearing in his earlier collection Ziggurat.

Read Ani Kazarian’s review of Balakian’s collection Vise and Shadow: Essays on the Lyric Imagination, Poetry, Art, and Culture

AGNI has published the following work by Peter Balakian:

An Armenian Journal
Arshile Gorky’s Embroidered Apron
from A-Train/Ziggurat/Elegy
Carolyn Forché and the Poetry of Witness: Another View
East and West
Lowlands
Near the Border
Physicians
Physicians
Slum Drummers, Nairobi
Portrait before Water
To Arshile Gorky
A Version of Paolo and Francesca


and read more

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