Just Poems: Reflections on the Armenian Genocide
By Alan Whitehorn
This collection of personal and political poems expresses the enduring, painful legacy of the Armenian Genocide. It represents the trauma of the survivors and the isolation and fragmentation of life in the Diaspora. It is a narrative about heroic witnesses, the painful challenges of remembering, the obstacles to genocide education, the need to overcome state-sponsored genocide denial and the long quest for recognition and justice. The poems explore the difficult path towards apology, reconciliation and forgiveness and reflect on a world without genocide.
Alan Whitehorn is a poet and emeritus professor of political science at the Royal Military College of Canada located in Kingston. He is the grandson of an orphan of the Armenian Geocide. He was born in the UK and immigrated to Canada in the 1950s. As a poet, he explores the issue of genocide and its impact on Armenian identity.
Hybrid Publishing Co-op Ltd. (2009)