Suspend Your Disbelief

Nancy Agabian


Nancy Agabian is the author of the poetry/performance collection Princess Freak (Beyond Baroque Books, 2000) and the memoir, Me as her again: True Stories of an Armenian Daughter (Aunt Lute Books, 2008); the latter was honored as a Lambda Literary Award finalist for LGBT Nonfiction and shortlisted for a William Saroyan International Prize. Her essays have been published in Ararat, The Brooklyn Rail, Women Studies Quarterly (The Feminist Press) and the anthologies Homelands: Women’s Journeys Across Race, Place and Time (Seal Press) and Forgotten Bread: First Generation Armenian American Writers (Heyday Books). She teaches creative writing at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and through Heightening Stories, a series of community-based writing workshops she founded in 2013 for the personally brave and socially conscious, held online and in Jackson Heights, Queens.


Interviews |

Surprising Evolution: An Interview with Aida Zilelian

Aida Zilelian on discovering that her novel The Legacy of Lost Things was about longing: “You know when you dream something, and you’re like, ‘I had such a weird dream,’ and as you’re saying the words out loud, you realize what the dream was actually about. When I read through the final version, I realized it then.”