Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Suny Orange Community College Reading

Poetry from the Rooftop of the World

~ a Reading from his original works by Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 7pm
Morrison Hall Mansion
Photo: description follows Yuyutsu RD Sharma,
Nepalese poet and translator
Admission: Free & open to the public
Poetry the Rooftop of the World is the poetry event on the Fall 2009 Lyceum Events schedule. The program features Nepalese poet and translator Yuyutsu RD Sharma who will read from his original works beginning at 7pm on Thursday, November 12.  The setting for the reading is Morrison Hall Mansion on the campus of SUNY Orange County Community College, 115 South Street, Middletown, NY. Morrison Hall  is ADA compliant. This Lyceum event is sponsored in part by the Department of English, SUNY Orange.
Presently on tour in Canada, Yuyu Sharma will come to Orange County in mid-November. At Morrison Hall, he will first acquaint the audience with Nepal and its poetry, and then read selections from his eight poetry collections*.
Sharma travels extensively for readings and workshops. Some of the cities where he has read his works include New York, London, Belfast, Dublin, Amsterdam, Bonn, Frankfurt, and New Delhi.  His writings can be found in eight languages including his native Nepali as well as German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian, and Hebrew. Currently, he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal's leading daily, The Himalayan Times and Newsfront Weekly and The Kathmandu Post. He has also completed his first novel and a book of his prose writing on the ongoing political turbulence in Nepal entitled, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood. In addition to his books, his works have been published in several periodicals-- Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek. Additionally, he has  launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry.
Yuyu Sharma is the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.
*Published poetry collections:
  • Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America
  • Annapurna Poems
  • Everest Failures
  • A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest with German photographer Andreas Stimm
  • Jezero Fewa in Konj
  • Poemes de l’ Himalayas

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