Famous Armenian Poets - Famous Poets from Armenia

This famous Armenian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Armenian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Armenia.

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Kaputikyan, Silva

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Sirvard Barunaki "Silva" Kaputikyan (Armenian) (20 January 1919 – 25 August 2006) was a prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist.
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Sevak, Paruyr

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Paruyr Sevak (Armenian) (January 24, 1924 – June 17, 1971) was an Armenian poet and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century.
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Sahyan, Hamo

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Hamo Sahyan (Armenian : ; April 14, 1914, Lor village, Syunik - July 17, 1993, Yerevan, also Hmayak Sahaki Grigoryan ) was an Armenian poet and translator.
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Tumanyan, Hovhannes

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Hovhannes Tumanyan (Armenian: ) (February 19, 1869 - March 23, 1923), is considered to be one of the greatest Armenian poets and writers. His work was mostly written in tragic form, often centering on the harsh lives of villagers in the Lori region.. Armenian writer and public activist; considered the national poet of Armenia
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Emin, Gevorg

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Gevorg Emin (Armenian:, September 30, 1918 – June 11, 1998) was an Armenian poet, essayist, and translator.. Armenian poet essayist and translator
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Shiraz, Hovhannes

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Hovhannes Shiraz (Armenian) (April 27, 1915 – March 14, 1984) was a notable Armenian poet .
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Abovian, Khachatur

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Khachatur Abovian (October 15  [ O.S. October 3]  1809 – April 14  [ O.S. April 2]  1848 (date disappeared); Armenian : , Armenian pronunciation:  [ttu bvjn] ) was an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and eventually presumed dead. He was an educator, poet and an advocate of modernization. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Verk Hayastani (Wounds of Armenia ). Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the modern Armenian language using the Eastern Armenian dialect instead of Classical Armenian.
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Sayat-Nova,

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Sayat-Nova (Armenian : -, Georgian : ) (born as Harutyun Sayatyan (Armenian : , Georgian : ; 1712 or 1722 – 22 September 1795), was an Armenian poet, musician and, ashik who had compositions in a number of languages.
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Metsarents, Misak

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Misak Metsarents (Armenian : , January, 1886; Pingian village, Vilayet of Kharpert - July 5, 1908; Constantinople, Ottoman Empire ) was a leading Western Armenian poet.
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Aghtsetsi, Komitas

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Komitas Aghtsetsi or Komitas I of Aghdznik (d. 628) also known as Komitas Shinogh ("builder")—an allusion to his many works of restoration and constructions. Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, poet and musician. He was instrumental in realization of several architectural projects. He completely renovated the Cathedral at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and constructed the Church of St. Hripsime, which stands to this day. He also built the Church of St. Gregory in Dvin .
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Charents, Yeghishe

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Yeghishe Charents (Armenian : ; March 13, 1897 – November 27, 1937) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Charents was an outstanding poet of the twentieth century, touching upon a multitude of topics that ranged from his experiences in the First World War, socialist revolution, and, more prominently, on Armenia and Armenians. He is recognized as "the main poet of the 20th century" in Armenia.
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Tekeyan, Vahan

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Vahan Tekeyan (Armenian : (January 21, 1878, Constantinople - April 4, 1945) was an Armenian poet and public activist.
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Alishan, Ghevont

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Father Ghevont Alishan (Armenian) (1820-1901; also spelled Ghevond Alishan ) was an ordained Armenian Catholic priest, historian and a poet. He was awarded by the Legion of Honour of the French Academy (1866), an honorary member of the Asian Society of Italia, Archeological Society of Moscow, Venice Academy and Archeological Society of Saint-Petersburg.
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Sevak, Ruben

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Rupen Çilingiryan (Sevag) (Born Silivri, Ottoman Turkey February 15, 1885 - Died Çankiri, Ottoman Turkey August 26, 1915) was an Armenian poet, prose-writer, and doctor.
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Kuchak, Nahapet

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Nahapet Kuchak (Armenian) (died 1592) was an Armenian medieval poet, one of the first ashughs. He is best known for his hairens, "couplets with a single coherent theme." Kuchak was probably born in the village of Kharakonis, near the city of Van. He lived his whole live near the Lake Van area.
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Achemian, Mkrtich

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Mkirtich Achemian (Armenian) (1838–1917) was an ethnic Armenian poet.
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Alazan, Vahram

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Vahram Alazan (Vahram Gabuzian, 1903, Van - 1966, Yerevan ) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist, the First Secretary of the Writers Union of Armenia from 1933 to 1936.
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Siamanto,

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Atom Yarjanian (Armenian), better known by his pen name Siamanto (1878–1915), was an influential Armenian writer, poet and national figure from the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was killed by the Ottoman authorities during the Armenian Genocide .
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Shant, Levon

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Levon Shant (Armenian : ; born Levon Nahashbedian (then turned into Levon Seghposian ) on April 6, 1869 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire - died November 29, 1951 in Beirut ; Lebanon ), was an Armenian playwright, novelist, poet, and founder of the Hamazkayin National Cultural Foundation.
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Zahrad,

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Zareh Yaldizciyan (10 May 1924 – 20 February 2007), better known by his pen name Zahrad (Armenian : ), was a poet lived in Turkey and produced poems in Western Armenian language.
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Boryan, Gurgen

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Gurgen Mikayeli Boryan (born 20 June 1915, Shusha - died 15 April 1971 in Yerevan ), was an Armenian poet and playwright.
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Zarian, Nairi

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Nairi Zarian (real name - Hayastan Yeghiazarian, Armenian : , December 31, 1900, Kharakonis, near Van, Ottoman Empire - 1969, Yerevan ) was a Soviet Armenian poet and writer, the chairman of Armenian SSR Committee for the Defense of Peace.
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Dzarugian, Antranig

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Antranig Dzarugian or Andranik Tsarukyan (TAO : , RAO : , 1913–1989) was an influential diasporan Armenian writer, poet, educator and journalist in the 20th century.
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Chobanian, Arshag

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Arshag Hovhannes Chobanian (Armenian : ; July 15, 1872 - June 9, 1954), was a famed Armenian short story writer, journalist, editor, poet, translator, literary critic, playwright, philologist, and novelist.
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Narekatsi, Grigor

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Grigor Narekatsi or Grigor Narekatsi () (951–1003) is a canonized saint. He was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher and theologian, born into a family of writers. His father, Khosrov, was an archbishop. He lost his mother very early, so he was educated by his cousin, Anania of Narek, who was the founder of the monastery and school of the village. Almost all of his life he lived in the monastery of Narek (in Vaspurakan, Greater Armenia, now Turkey ) where he taught at the monastic school. He is the author of mystical interpretation on the Song of Songs (977) and numerous poetic writings. Narekatsi's poetry is deeply biblical and is penetrated with images, themes and realities of sacred history, distinguished with intimate, personal character. The mystical poem "Book of Lamentations" (published in 1673 in Marseille ) has been translated into many languages and has played a significant role in the development of the Armenian literary language.
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