Thursday, January 28, 2010

Yuyutsu Sharma Grand Junction Reading

Yuyutsu Sharma Grand Junction Reading


Saturday, February 13, 2010
4:05pm - 5:30pm


THE ART CENTER is pleased to host an evening with acclaimed Nepalese poet, Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma at the Art Center in Grand Junction, Colorado on Saturday, February 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres from Nepal Restaurant and then works presented by Sharma. The evening will close with an informal opportunity to ask questions and share in a discussion with Sharma. This event is free and open to the public.

Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma is a distinguished poet and writer with international acclaim. Sharma has several published works including A Way to Everest: A Photographic Journey to the Foot of Everest, a collaborative effort with German photographer Andreas Stimm, Roaring Recitals: Five Nepali Poets, and his most recent work Annapurna Poems inspired by David Ray. Sharma has also received numerous accolades, grants and fellowships including those from the Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, and the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature to name a few. He is a notable translator with his works being translated in more than seven languages.

Critics comment on Sharma’s work stating,
“Each poem is a delight in itself, a discovery, a new turn of phrase, a new sensation, a world of sound and light, and visions all colliding against each other to provide an unexpected and haunting experience.” David Clark in Exiled Ink, London

“The poems… are shining jewels of passion, energy and splendid craft, redolent with vivid, dreamlike visual imagery, strengthened by realistic observation and powered by strong male eroticism. His is an unabashed return to the male gaze that is refreshing and solemn by turns, reminding one of the stirring sounds of rolling drums, and beating rain…” Sucheta Das Gupta in the Himalayan Times, Kathmandu

“Yuyutsu RD Sharma’s poetry runs clear, tender, and passionate with a rage that often erupts volcanic in the face of cruelty, despair, and injustice that saddles the disenfranchised poor of the earth. Poems powerful and devastating, yet gentle as flower petals wafting to earth in a summer breeze.” Michael Annis, senior editor, Howling Dog Press, Colorado .

This event is sponsored by Nepal Restaurant located at 356 Main Street , Grand Junction and Farolito Press. For more information please contact Charity Finnigsmier at (970) 420-9513 or Camille Silverman at 243-7337, xt. 6. The Art Center is located at 1803 North 7th Street , Grand Junction . (970) 243-7337.

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