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“IKNADOSSIAN WRITES AS SOMEONE WHO HAS DIPPED INTO THE MYSTERIES, THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE, AND RETURNED WITH A LANGUAGE CHARGED WITH BLOOD, WINE AND FIRE, FLOWER AND FLESH. HER CONVICTION TO ANCIENT MYTHOLOGIES, EARLY KNOWLEDGE, RUNS DEEP AND WILD THROUGH HER WRITINGS, AND THIS SHE LEVERAGES AGAINST THE ORDINARINESS OF THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD.”

– Suzanne Lummis

“When entering Iknadossian’s poems we hear ‘warring syllables.’ There is hardship and the ‘fruit’ of Iknadossian’s labor resides in liberation “like a woman climbing out of ash and bone.” A voice to be reckoned with, we’re told “Limit me, and all is not well.” This wonderful debut gives us “words to risk everything.” Iknadossian has “learned to pass a song back and forth,” and how fortunate we are to receive each and every one.”

-Lory Bedikian

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