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STILL LIFE By Shushan Avagyan A broken typewriter two rolls of Tungsten film a newspaper with a photograph of the burning twin towers a City Lights publication of Kaddish & other poems a pair of bright yellow sunglasses in the red Polaroid case which i stole from my mother's bureau [before i left her house] an old issue of Depi Yerkir and a box of Kotex tampons: all crammed on my brown folding table. Shushan Avagyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, attended the Melkonian Educational Institute in Cyprus, and graduated from Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA with a BFA in Book Arts/Printmaking. She has Translated many texts, including Vazken Azatian's third edition of "Armenia: A Guidebook", published in 1999. Shushan received the Howard Agar Memorial Award for creativity in the Humanities and Arts, and the First Poetry Prize at the 2002 Armenian Allied Arts Association's Literature Contest. She writes in Armenian and English, her third language, and also translates Armenian feminist literature. Copyright © 2002 Shushan Avagyan.