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Aram Saroyan

Aram Saroyan, writer, educator, poet. Recipient award for poetry National Education Association, 1966, 67. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center (president United States of America West 1992-1993).

Background

  • Saroyan, Aram was born on September 25, 1943 in New York City. Son of William S. and Carol (Marcus) Matthau.

  • Education

    • Student, University Chicago, 1962; Student, New York University, 1963; Student, Columbia University, 1964.

    Career

    • Editor, publication Lines (magazines and books), New York City, 1964-1967. Editor Telegraph Books, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971-1972. Teacher graduate writing program University Southern California, since 1996.

    Works

    • Street an Autobiographical Novel
    • One of the most intimate books ever written about a young man’s coming of age, The Street, an autobiographical novel, chronicles Aram Saroyan’s coming of age in New York City during the turbulent 1960s, when Saroyan was writing one-word poems (lighght) and taking part in his generation’s rites of passage.
    • GENESIS ANGELS: The Saga of Lew Welch and the Beat Generation
    • While vividly evoking Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady and William Burroughs, this celebrated Beat Generation biography focuses on Lew Welch, the poet who lived the American Dream as an advertising man (shades of Mad Men) before dropping out.
    • Complete Minimal Poems, 2nd Edition
    • Long cherished in out-of-print editions, anthologies and textbooks, and more recently celebrated on the internet, the groundbreaking Concrete and Minimalist poems of Aram Saroyan (born 1943) are gathered together here in a single, much-needed volume.

    Membership

    Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center (president United States of America West 1992-1993).

    Personality

    Interests

    Photography, jazz.

    Connections

    • Married Gailyn (McClanahan) Saroyan, October 9, 1968. Children: Strawberry, Kate, Armenak.
    • child: Strawberry Saroyan
    • child: Kate Saroyan
    • child: Armenak Saroyan
    • mother: Carol (Marcus) Matthau
    • spouse: Gailyn
    • father: William S.
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    Born September 25, 1943
    (age 72)
    • 1962
      University Chicago
    • 1963
      New York University
    • 1964
      Columbia University
    • 1964 - 1967
      Editor
    • 1971 - 1972
      editor Telegraph Books
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1996
      teacher, graduate writing program University Southern California

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