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Mer Doon, an organization in Armenia that just
celebrated its 10th anniversary in Armenia. Mer Doon provides counseling and
housing for 18 year old girls after they are dismissed from orphanages as they
turn 18. Many of these girls end up in prostitution and sex trafficking
because once they leave the orphanage they have no where else to go. Mer
Doon (Our House), takes them in, gives them education, training and counseling
to be independent and to not fall prey to human trafficking.
Merjanian’s second collection is a lush, full-bodied zinfandel infused
throughout with the terroir of her Armenian heritage. These poems are
deeply colored with currant and cherry, rich with tobacco and licorice,
meant to be rolled around the tongue, and exhaled with a peppery finish.
author of We the People, Our Patch
Silva’s poetry rewards the reader with the
gift of exquisite lacework, adorned with choice words and skillfully
wrought poetic imagery, which allow you to get a glimpse of both the
intoxicating sensuality of survival and the scalpel scars on the frail
skin of life. Many-layered, it excels alike in depicting the sphere of
personal experience and of traumatic social issues.
Zank, Lecturer for Creative Writing and Translation Theory–Ludwig
Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
Silva Merjanian continues her journey into
poetry with this new collection. Her voice now takes us deeper into the
shadows and hurt lockers of the heart and soul. A rawness calls out from
these poems for an answer to the human condition. Meaningful and
rewarding for the reader who will swim in their waves.
McCormack, one of the most unique voices in contemporary Irish
Poetry; author of Phuckle and Selling Heaven
Silva Zanoyan Merjanian is a widely
published poet who grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She moved to Geneva
during the Lebanese civil war after personally experiencing the
devastation of her beloved country. She later settled in California to
raise her two sons with her husband. Her poetry reflects a little of
what she took with her from each city she lived in. The nostalgia for
her roots, her Armenian heritage, her deep sense of humanity reduced and
elevated at the same time in life’s events, permeate through her poems.
Her work is featured in anthologies and international poetry journals.
Actress/Producer Eabha Rose recently read four of her poems; Choices,
Rooftop, Doves of Beirut and Suicide which gained
international acclaim. Her first volume of poetry, Uncoil a Night,
was released in 2013. You may contact her at