Tag Archives: Vahé Oshagan

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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On Vahé Oshagan: Between Acts…

~~Over the past two years, I have been working with the film-maker Hrayr Anmahouni on an innovative film about the poetry and life of Vahé Oshagan.  The film is titled Vahé Oshagan:Between Acts, and it is the most recent version … Continue reading

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Vahé Oshagan: Tebi Gyank

Vahé Oshagan died on June 30, 2000.  On the anniversary of his final departure, here is a re-post of one of his best known poems, in translation. Դէպի Կեանք (Toward life) was completed in 1983 and published in 1991.  To … Continue reading

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Hagop Oshagan: Speaking the Aghéd

  The week of April 24 has particular relevance to the life and work of Hagop Oshagan. He survived the Aghéd while many of his literary contemporaries fell victim to the Ottoman genocidal machine. In fact, and as Vahé Oshagan … Continue reading

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Remembering Vahé Oshagan (1922- June 30, 2000)

~~Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of the death of the Western Armenian poet and literary critic Vahé Oshagan, perhaps the most radical, innovative poet of his generation. A native of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, an exile who turned the condition into the … Continue reading

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April 24: Armenian National Day of Mourning

Նիկողոս Սարաֆեան։ Անձկութիւն Կարօտը չէր ետիս ձգած քաղաքիս Ու սէրը չէր ծովին, հովին. վախը չէր Անծանօթին, որ կը ճզմէր իմ հոգիս, Ափի մը դէմ երբ կանգ կ՛առնէր նաւը մեր։ Այլ երթալու մեծ սարսուռին պակասն էր Որ կ՛ընէր զիս յանկարծ թշուառ, … Continue reading

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From my files: Vahé Oshagan, Toward Life (Tebi Gyank)

Vahé Oshagan’s poem Դէպի Կեանք (Toward life) was completed in 1983 and published in 1991.  To my knowledge, the following is its first English language translation from the Armenian to be published separately anywhere. ~~~ TOWARD LIFE by Vahé Oshagan … Continue reading

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