Yuyutsu's New York Reading and Nepal Trilogy launch
Wednesday, November 17 ·6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bowery Poetry Club , New York
308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY
Yuyutsu reading from his new Nepal Trilogy and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems. Yuyu's New Nepal Trilogy with over 70 poems and 700 photos with distinguished German photographer, Andreas Stimm will also be launched at the event.
Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma has published eight books and translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry. His work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. One of his books of translations was nominated by the Library of Congress as Best Book of the Year from Asia. Yuyutsu has published seven previous poetry collections including Space CakeAmsterdam (Howling Dog Press, Berthoud, Colorado, 2009); Annapurna Poems (Nirala, New Delhi 2008); Everest Failures (White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu, 2008); Way To Everest: A Photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest (Epsilonmedia, Germany, 2006, with German photographer Andreas Stimm); and a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New, 2006. He is a recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, amongst others. His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, and several other magazines. Currently, he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times and Newsfront Weekly. He recently published his first novel, Annapurnas, and a book of his prose writing on the ongoing political turbulence in Nepal, entitled Stains of Blood (Nirala Publications 2009).