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The Poetry of Shen Mah

Program #CULT032. Recorded in Boulder, CO on April 21, 1983.

The Armenian religious leader Torkom Manoogian--who wrote poetry under the name Shen Mah--reads his poems and is interviewed by David Barsamian as part of The World Poetry series.


Shen Mah

Shen Mah was the pen name of the Armenian religious leader Torkom Manoogian (Armenian: Թորգոմ Մանուկեան, 16 February 1919 - 12 October 2012).He was born in Baquba, Iraq. He served as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem serving the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem as Archbishop under the authority of the Catholicos of Armenia and of all Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Manoogian was a musician, a choral conductor, composer, poet and writer. He published more than 20 books and monographs including three books of poetry under the pen name Shen Mah.

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