Via the always-stellar Prick of the Spindle, Erin McKnight reviews Alan Semerdjian’s In the Architecture of Bone. Well, she more than reviews it; in a small space she manages to fairly inhabit the book, and we could not be more grateful.

Says McKnight:

In search of “a dare of home,” Alan Semerdjian confronts the structure of Armenian memory as located within genocide and genetics. Laying out an assemblage of cultural fragments interpreted through the politics of art and custom and nation and family, In the Architecture of Bone constitutes the poet’s visual exploration of how an “only child” navigates a landscape littered with a burdensome history’s “one of everything.”

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