David Kherdian is proud to announce his new book, To Live Again: Overcoming the Armenian Genocide.
What is it like to come as a stranger to a new country and adapt to another culture without losing your own? For the Armenians who fled the Genocide in the early part of the 20th century. Those fortunate enough to make it to America were forced to adapt to a new home while attempting to maintain their identity.
Renowned Armenian-American author David Kherdian recalls growing up in the Midwestern city of Racine and all the characters his family encountered. To Live Again is a poignant story told through poetry of the Armenian diaspora and the struggles to find a new place to set down roots. This is an important piece of art of a marginalized and sometimes forgotten people who endured many hardships, but became a vital part of Racine’s history.
David Kherdian was born in Racine, Wisconsin, the site of his 13-volume Root River Cycle. In addition to his poetry, biographies, novels, and memoirs, his translations and retellings have included the Asian classic Monkey: A Journey to the West, and the soon-to-be-released 9th-century Armenian bardic epic, David of Sassoun. He has also written a narrative life of The Buddha. As an editor, he has produced two seminal anthologies: Settling America: The Ethnic Expression of 14 Contemporary American Poets, and Down at the Santa Fe Depot: 20 Fresno Poets, which inspired over 100 city and state anthologies. His biography of his mother, The Road From Home, his best-known work, has been continuously in print in various editions and 17 translations since its publication in 1979. An hour-long documentary on his poetry, by New York independent filmmaker, Jim Belleau, was released in 1997. He is married to two-time Caldecott Award winner, Nonny Hogrogian, with whom he has collaborated on a number of children’s books, and also on three journals, Ararat, Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature, and Stopinder: A Gurdjieff Journal for Our Time.
Click here to order your copy of To Live Again: Overcoming the Armenian Genocide today.