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Welcome to the home page of poet MICHAEL KESHIGIAN,  author of eight poetry chapbooks and collections, including Wildflowers, recently published by Flutter Press and Eagle's Perch , (Bellowing Ark Press) a book of poems with observations and experiences concerning the Lakes Region in New Hampshire. His writing has appeared in numerous national and international journals as well as many online publications. He has been the feature poet in The Aurorean, Poetree Magazine, Bellowing Ark, The Illogical Muse, The Westward Quarterly Pegasus Review, Boston Literary Magazine, Chantarelle’s Notebook, Red River Review and Reader’s Choice in the Fairfield Review. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best Of The Net nominee.



There is the ample door 
           to heaven
we anticipate to pass through
           after a lifetime of good
and there is the blue heron
           that bathes and stalks
a secluded pond
           for sanctuary.

"In these poems, Mr Keshigian offers us a fresh, penetrating insight into the conflux of
mind and nature; his observations reify old themes, making the tarnished bright again.
The morning call of a loon, the brush of wind across a field, all come again new,
reimagined for us, in fresh, spare language. No ornate circumlocutions here, rather
the direct open diction one finds in the best of the Russian lyric poets. By examining
the local, the personal, he calls up the underlying general truths; all in all,
a very satisfying collection of poems." 

          —David Ross
    Golden Bow, Silver Arrow: studies in semiotics

Bellowing Ark Press

Recent Reviews Of Wildflowers:

"Wildflowers grabbed me close on the very first reading.  Most intriguing poems."
-Michele M. Graf, Poetry Editor, Apollo's Lyre

"As a poet, Keshigian is subtle, joyous and accomplished."

-Peter C. Leverich, Editor, Avocet

"As usual, fine and rewarding work.  It is through reviewing writers such as Michael Keshigian that I find work such an enjoyable task."

-Art Bounds, Pegasus Review

Wildflowers available for purchase at  Lulu Marketplace

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