knowledge of the Armenian Culture is extensive; he has
managed to capture its essence through his poems. To keep
him company in his writings are contemporary sites and the
people of the modern Republic, its natural wonders, fauna
and flora, and the ghosts of beloved saints.
This is a gorgeous quote from his poem “Sinai Scenes”:
“They are all still there—
Romans, Greeks, Nabateans,
Armenians, Jews, Arabs,
Bedouin, Sabeans, Egyptians.
Layered human traffic of the wasteland.”
~Lola Koundakjian, Poet, Curator and Producer of The
Armenian Poetry Project.
Michael E. Stone’s poetry is keenly observed. His Selected
Poems lead us through several contrasting landscapes and
present us with startling images of Jerusalem’s ‘dramatic
geometry’, the ragged beauty of the Ararat Plains, its
ancient monasteries and scattered gravestones and the
Australian bush with its ‘sweetspidered brown boronia’. His
poetry is deeply spiritual and displays a tautness of focus
and concentrated lyricism. With equal parts wisdom and
passion, Stone lodges us memorably in his clearly
~Graham Nunn, Editor, SpeedPoets, Brisbane, Australia.
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