last spring, i had the pleasure of illustrating a long poem by new york-based, armenian-american poet lola koundakjian. it is called "advice to a poet" and was recently shortlisted for the orange book prize, a contest which aims to help recognize and promote modern armenian writers.
the winning entry will be printed in 500 copies. the poem's stanzas would be printed in english and armenian, alongside 14 color illustrations, and you can help this book materialize by taking a moment to vote for it! click the facebook "like" button in the bottom left (you can view a pdf of the poem and illustrations via the orange button to the right of that).