Poet Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Alfred & Marguerite Hovsepian School in Pasadena, California. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors at the International Armenian Literary Alliance (IALA). He co-directed the Los Angeles Writing Project at California State University, Los Angeles from 2008-2018. He has served on the board of Mizna and assisted as a contributing editor at Rockvale Review. Shahé received the 2017 Editors’ Prize from MARY: A Journal of New Writing. Mankerian’s debut poetry collection, History of Forgetfulness, which was published by the Fly on the Wall Press in the United Kingdom in October of 2021, has been a ?nalist at four prestigious competitions: the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, the Bibby First Book Competition, the Quercus Review Press, Fall Poetry Book Award, and the White Pine Press Poetry Prize.