Dr. Roger Craik, Associate Professor of English at Kent State University, Ashtabula, visited Yerevan at the invitation of the American University of Armenia to give a series of lectures on the craft of writing poetry. English by birth and educated at the universities of Reading and Southampton, Dr. Craik has worked as a journalist, TV critic and chess columnist. Before coming to the U.S. in 1991, he worked in Turkish universities and was awarded a Beineke Fellowship to Yale in 1990. His poems have appeared in Romanian, and from 2013-14 he is a Fulbright Scholar at Oradea University in Romania.
Ahead of the release of his Shadow Theater album, well-known jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan shared the history and details of its creation, fusion of jazz and Armenian music, and many other thoughts with PanARMENIAN.Net.