Author Archives: Taline Voskeritchian

About Taline Voskeritchian

Writing teacher at Boston University; translator (from Arabic and Armenian); prose writer; occasional editor; incurable wanderer.

HR 296 and the Politicization of the Armenian Genocide: Assumptions, Questions, Pitfalls Asbed Kotchikian and I wrote this op-ed on HR296. It is posted on Hetq, November 18. By Asbed Kotchikian and Taline Voskeritchian The passage of Resolution 296 by … Continue reading

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“Empire, Nation, Diaspora: Recovering the Voices of Vahé and Hagop Oshagan” at the MLA International Symposium, Lisbon, July 23-25.

Lisbon was recently the site of two important events related to the literature of the Armenian diaspora. The first was a panel that convened at the International Symposium of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the major professional association for scholars … Continue reading

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Anahide Ter Minassian:by way of a tribute

Anahid Ter Minassian (1929-2019): By way of a tribute Some deaths are trascendant; they point to something larger beyond the individual life. The death of Anahide Ter Minassian–in whom the historian, the person of action, and the tender nurturer cohabited … Continue reading

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On Armenia-diaspora relations

~Here is the article I wrote for “Hetq” on the recent visit of the new diaspora minister, Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, to Boston.  ~ Bridging the Divide: Diaspora Minister Hayrapetyan Promises Restart, but Core Issues Remain   10:12, August 8, 2018 By … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love (for futbol)

My mother’s love for futbol and the World Cup was boundless, timeless, and shameless. It crossed continents and generations; it brought us all together in enthusiasm and sometimes in disappointment; it created a kind of goofy, wild joy that was … Continue reading

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If you were not the rain…

“If you were not the rain, my love, then be the tree Saturated and bountiful, be the tree. And if you were not the tree, my love, then be the stone Saturated and moist,  be the stone. And if you … Continue reading

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The awe of Ararat…

~~It rained all day yesterday in Yerevan, a light drizzle but raw to the bone. At night, the weather turned beautiful, foretelling, I hoped, of the day to come, sunny and crisp and alive. This morning, Ararat is a shimmer … Continue reading

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