David Kherdian

Kherdian is widely recognized as one of the most important and distinctive voices in Armenian-American poetry for nearly four decades. The title poem to his collection On the Death of My Father was praised by William Saroyan as “one of the best lyric poems in American poetry.” Kherdian has also memorably chronicled his youth growing up in Racine, Wisconsin, and his experiences as an Armenian American in such works as Homage to Adana, Friends: A Memoir, I Remember Root River, The Dividing River/The Meeting Shore, and My Racine, among many other works.
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator