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Armenian Poetry

oetry is the art of self expression. Eloquently composed and carefully chosen words combined together to create a strong and a heart felt message. It's a reflection of the writer's thoughts, felling and emotions during his/her joy, sorrow, triumph and defeat.

Bellow are the names of a few Armenian poets and writers with a listing of some of their work. Some of the poems have been translated into English (from Armenian) to allow people who are not literate in the Armenian language to enjoy these exquisite masterpieces. Please select a title from any of the drop down menus to read the poem.

Currently there are 28 writers listed on this page with more than 160 poems. More will be added in the future. If you wish to contribute to the list below, please get in touch with us.

Very important, please read: The poems listed below come from different sources. Some have been typeset using different fonts. The following information will help you set up your computer to view the Armenian letters and be able to read the poems:

~ All Armenian poems with the ending - (Armenian)* - next to their title use the "Nork" font. Please click "HERE" to download this font for free. Once you download the font into your computer all you need to do is unzip it and install it in your Windows "Fonts" folder. Restart your browser to see the Armenian letters.

~ All Armenian poems with the ending - (Armenian)** - next to their title use the "Times LatArm" font. Please click "HERE". to download this font for free. Follow the instructions on the download page to install the font on your computer successfully.

~ All Armenian poems with the ending - (Armenian)*** - next to their title use the "Arasan" font. Please click "HERE" to download this font for free. Once you download the font into your computer all you need to do is unzip it and install it in your Windows "Fonts" folder. Restart your browser to see the Armenian letters.

  • Archbishop Khoren Nar Bey de Lusignan (d. 1892)


  • Arshag Tchobanian (b. 1872)


  • Baruyr Sevag (1924-1971) (Biography)


  • Bedros Tourian (1851-1872)


  • Catholicos Mgrdich Khrimian "Hayrig" (1820-1907)


  • Gevorg Emin (Born 1919) (Biography)


  • Hagop Norashkharian (Norouni) (1923-1985)


  • Hovhannes Shiraz (1915-1984) (Biography)


  • Hovhannes Toumanian (b. 1869) (Biography)


  • Leon (Levon) Alishan (1820-1901)


  • Madteyos Sarifian


  • Mikayel Nalbandian (1830-1866)


  • Mgrdich Beshigtashlian (1829-1868)


  • Misak Medzarents


  • Nahabed Kouchak


  • Raffi (Hakop Melik-Hakopian) (1835-1888)


  • Roupen Sevag


  • Roupen Vokhperian


  • Sayat Nova (1712-1795)


  • Siamanto (1878-1915)


  • Sirag


  • Smpad Shahaziz


  • St. Nerses the Gracious (1102-1172)


  • Tanyel Varoujan


  • Vahan Tekeian


  • Zabel Assadour (b. 1863)


his section is dedicated to the young generation and to those who have passion for writing poetry. It's for people who have the special gift of expressing their thoughts and emotions through words and who wish to share them with the rest of the world.

This is your chance to have your work published on Hye Etch. So don't be shy, send us your poems and songs and let the world enjoy your masterpieces.

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. In time, more poets and their work will be added to the above list. If anyone out there has more literary work (both in English & Armenian) by Armenian poets and writers, and wishes to contribute to the list above, we will be happy to hear from you - Hye Etch.
 

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