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GOING By David Kherdian Unloading boxcars on Erie Street for quick money taking anything that came along always on the run which was anywhere and going because I never stood still and sold siding, shoes, awnings, pots & pans you name it whatever came around the block I jumped and rode it until I got bucked or bored waiting for that one train the great chance to ride the rattling rails down that track U. S. on the boxcar that held my name or anyhow that?s what I thought I was waiting on until it came and I went -- David Kherdian's poems are from his 20th book of poems, forthcoming from Taderon Press, London, in early 2006. He has published 63 books in a variety of fields, including a Bibliography of William Saroyan, three memoirs, fiction, retellings and translations, a life of the Buddha, children's books and several biographies including The Road From Home, for which he was awarded numerous awards and prizes, including a Newbery Honor Book, The Jane Adams Peace Award, The Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Award. Also, for one of his novels, he was given The Friends of American Writers Award. In addition, he has edited nine anthologies, founded three small presses, and he has been the editor of three journals, including Ararat, Forkroads: A Journal of Ethnic-American Literature, and Stopinder: A Gurdjieff Journal for Our Time. David is currently editing a paper called The Tree, while compiling The Armenian-American Writer: The First Generation, which will consist of novelists, short story writers, playwrights, and poets, ranging over the last 82 years, that will also feature essays on these writers by as many second-generation Armenian-American writers.