Bloody News from My Friend: Poems
Detroit: Wayne State Press, 1996, 80 pages. ISBN 0814326404.
"Don't be afraid. I must tell you what I saw, so people will understand /the crimes men do to men. For two days, by the road to the graveyard..."
Siamanto (1875-1915), one of the most important Armenian poets of the twentieth-century, was among the Armenian intellectuals executed by the Ottoman government at the onset of the genocide. Translated into English, Bloody News from My Friend depicts the atrocities committed by the Ottoman Turkish government against its Armenian population with special reference to the 1909 massacres in Adana.