PROVIDENCE, R.I. —The Armenian Students Association, Inc. announces the start of its 8th annual poetry competition. As in the past years, the ASA, Inc. is partnering with the Armenian Poetry Project for the writing competition named in memory of Arthur Halvajian, a trustee who led its board in sponsoring the first competition.
“In the past, we have enjoyed reading about the winning entries and look forward to reaching out to even more communities in North America” said Alice Movsesian, a member of the ASA, Inc. Board of Trustees as well as its liaison to the competition’s organizing committee.
ASA National Board Vice President M. Manoog Kaprielian, a staunch supporter of poetry, believes in its power to heal communities and individuals who have settled throughout the United States and Canada.
The Armenian Poetry Project, led by poet Lola Koundakjian, is a research and documentation site for 19th to 21st century Armenian poems and related topics. Currently containing over 3000 poems, it celebrated its 12th anniversary in April.
APP has a worldwide following and releases poems through RSS feeds, Twitter and podcasting.