I found a lot of interesting things about the poet I picked, Frik. I found 4 sources with 3 being books and an article from a website. I’ll only use 2 of the sources for my first draft, but will add to it for the final submission. The 1st draft is below and the link to the Wikipedia page in-case you don’t know what topic I’m writing on.
Frik’s writing was considered “Armenian medieval poetry” since he was from Armenian origins and grew up two centuries after the Mongol Empire crushed the Armenian Bagratouni royal court during their invasion. Much of his inspiration came from power and how it is wrongly used instead of giving individuals “equality and freedom”. He was also a Christian, but questioned his beliefs because of the negativity that the clergy men of the church promoted.
Arnavoudian, Eddie. “A TASTE OF MEDIEVAL ARMENIAN POETRY.” 26 Jan. (2009): 4 pars. Web. 26 Apr. 2012. <http://groong.usc.edu/tcc/tcc-20090126.html>.
A small amount of Frik’s poems were first published in 1930. Two of his well known poems were “Complaint to Christ” and “Against Fate”. Both poems had strong doubts regarding religious faith and questioned the values of those who called themselves “Christians” and did not act through with their words or beliefs.
Hovannisian, Richard G. The Armenian People From Ancient to Modern Times, Volume I: The Dynastic Periods: From Antiquity to the Fourteenth Century. Vol. 1. N.p.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 317-18. 2 vols. Print