Armine Iknadossian

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Arminé Iknadossian immigrated to the United States in 1978 to escape the civil war. She is the author of All That Wasted Fruit (Main Street Rag Press). She earned an MFA from Antioch University where she was awarded a fellowship from Summer Poetry in Idyllwild. After teaching English for 20 years, Iknadossian wrote United States of Love & Other Poems (2015). During her tenure as a teacher, The Los Angeles Writing Project awarded Iknadossian a fellowship for their summer residency. Iknadossian currently lives close to the sea with Henry the Cat. Find out more at

“The Hollow Women” as published in Life and Legends (5th Edition)

Read my poem “The Hollow Women” published in the very special edition: From the Cradle of Civilization: Contemporary Arabic Poetry Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, Robbi Nester and the rest of the Life and Legends editorial team need an award! They deserve much thanks and hurrahs for their work with Arab writers from around the world. Read my piece “The […]


Today, I Vote

I blow into empty eye sockets and hear the whistle of the slave mind; the hive mind.   When the earth shivers, her spine loosens, contracts, releases, contracts. We all stumble around like flees in her jungles and forests. We hold on to both sides of the lifeboat as we flow into her angry breast […]