Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Today's Poet: Shushanik Kurghinian from Armenia

Shushanik Kurghinian (1876 - 1927) was an Armenian poet born in Alexandrapal which is now known as Gymuri.

From the 16th Century onwards, Armenia came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, which entered the First World War on 2nd November 1914 on the side of the Central Powers.

Photo:  Armenian girl soldier, Baku, 1918