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Film, Video A Conversation with Peter Balakian

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  • A Conversation with Peter Balakian


  • The Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture series was created soon after Mrs. Dadian's bequest (1991) to the Library for the health and maintenance of the Armenian collections and is one of the longest running lecture series in the Library. For the 2022 iteration of the series, the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division proposes a poetry reading and discussion on erasure, resilience and poetry. The conversation on these themes is central to many communities in the United States, and has received increased national attention in recent years. The event aims at exploring the Armenian, African American, and Native American experiences of cultural erasure and resilience through the work of three poets.

Event Date

  • May 16, 2022

Running Time

  • 35 minutes 51 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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