Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Silva Zanoyan Merjanian's second collection of poetry, Rumor is described by Philip Larea as 'a lush, full-bodied zinfandel infused throughout with the terroir of her Armenian heritage. These poems are deeply colored with currant and cherry, rich with tobacco and licorice, meant to be rolled around the tongue, and exhaled with a peppery finish.' (Philip Larea)

Silva Zanoyan Merjanian is a widely published poet who grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She moved to Geneva during the Lebanese civil war after personally experiencing the devastation of her beloved country. She later settled in California to raise her two sons with her husband. Her poetry reflects a little of what she took with her from each city she lived in. The nostalgia for her roots, her Armenian heritage, her deep sense of humanity reduced and elevated at the same time in life’s events, permeate through her poems. Her work is featured in anthologies and international poetry journals. Actress/Producer Eabha Rose recently read four of her poems; Choices, Rooftop, Doves of Beirut and Suicide which gained international acclaim. Her first volume of poetry, Uncoil a Night, was released in 2013. 


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