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POETRY CLASS By Diana Der Hovanessian My students are writing math poems invented by Aram Saroyan and named by 6th grader Laurie Burke. They are adding Loneliness to Happiness and getting Poetry. They are multiplying Twitching by Six hours and getting School. They are subtracting You from Me and getting Nowhere. -- 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.