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Celeste Nazeli Snowber and her new book, The Marrow of Longing

Updated: Nov 16, 2022

Armenian Cultural Association of BC presents Celeste Nazeli Snowber in a Zoom conversation with Tamar Haytayan about her new book, The Marrow of Longing. Sat., June 26, 4:00-5:30 pm

A descendent of Armenian genocide survivors, Simon Fraser University professor Celeste Nazeli Snowber explores the relationship between longing, belonging and identity. In The Marrow of Longing, her third book of poetry, she traces intergenerational trauma, her own heartaches and bodily yearnings to uncover universal themes. “Fragments can hold a world,” she says. Celeste recalls the lessons learned in kitchen conversations with her Armenian mother, biographical details, traditional recipes, and ancestral wisdom; in doing so she leads readers to discover what has shaped their own lives. The Marrow of Longing is available through HARP Publishing and features artist Marsha Nouritza Obadashian’s art work. Partial proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Atken Armenian Foundation. For more information on the book visit For more info on Celeste visit

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