"I feel her poems in me, the sense of destruction and unquenchable life, of creativity and genocide, fragmentation and connectedness. They are profoundly touching, heart reaching. I feel admitted in some way to her Armenian culture and experience through a kind of generosity and openness in the poems."—Adrienne Rich
"Der-Hovanessian has, to be sure, a wonderful, even fearful subject; but knowing what to make of that, how to make it art, is another and rarer matter."—James Merrill
Diana Der-Hovanessian is the author of twenty-two books of poetry and translations and has received numerous awards for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America, and PEN-Columbia Translation Center, among others.