Silva Kaputikyan

(1919-2006)

Silva Kaputikyan
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Sirvard "Silva" Kaputikyan (Armenian: Սիլվա Կապուտիկյան) (20 January 1919 – 25 August 2006) was a prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist. She is recognized as "the leading poetess of Armenia".

Born to parents from Van, Turkey, she was raised in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, and lived there her entire life. She finished the Faculty of philology of the Yerevan State University, and then studied at the Higher courses of Gorky Institute of World Literature.

She made her literary debut in 1930's and published her first collection of poems in 1945. It included "Khosk im vordun" (A word to my son), which is recognized as ... more »

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