A Libretto for the Desert
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: April 2019
Duration: 2 hours 19 minutes
In A Libretto for the Desert, Sona Van's subject is the Armenian genocide, also known as the Great Catastrophe. Van's parents and grandparents were driven into exile due to this horrific event. Her poems reflect a personal connection to this history as well as the universality of loss, persecution, and intolerance.