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Marine Petrossian


Poet, publicist Marine Petrossian (born in 1960, Yerevan) is the author of a book of essays and 6 collections of Armenian poetry. The beginning of Petrossian’s literary path coincides with the end of the Soviet period in Armenia. The first poetry series was published in Garun magazine in 1987, and the first book was published already in independent Armenia in 1993. Some of the poems from this book were translated into French by Vahe Godel, a Swiss poet and translator and just two years later Comp’Act publishing house published J’apporterai des pierres. Canonical storiesТhe second book by Marine Petrosyan was published in 1988, in Yerevan.

Marine is one of the Armenian writers largely translated into other languages; her works, in translation, have been published in France, Argentina, Catalonia.

Her books translated into French have been appraised in the literary media of France and Belgium, including the renown Le Monde periodical. Marine’s works have been published in foreign literary periodicals and anthologies. She is also a translator from Armenian into English and vice versa.

Marine Petrossian also writes theoretical-critical essays, and here it is noteworthy to mention her Antipoetry or When the Poet does not Look for an Alibi essay.


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