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NINETY YEARS by DIANA DER-HOVANESSIAN and no witnesses left except those who were small children and not burned or smashed against the walls, small children old enough perhaps to walk young enough to be carried but old enough to recall once there were tables where they were fed before they had to walk, walk, walk, small children who had fathers once never seen again, grandmothers who did not last the walk, small children who survived deserts, mountains and thirst and were never apologized to or acknowledged by the world that they existed, except by small poems. -- Diana Der Hovanessian is a Fulbright professor of American literature at Yerevan State University in 1994 and 1999, she is author of 17 books and has published in American Scholar, Poetry, Harvard Review, Nation, Paris Review, New Republic, and her poetry is regularly published in the Christian Science Monitor. She has awards from the Columbia Translation Center, P.E.N., Writers Union of America, and the Writers Union of Armenia.