Sunday, February 27, 2011








Robert Scotto and Lu Wu

with Yuyutsu Sharma

Robert Scotto will read poems based upon his travels in India and Nepal

Yuyutsu Sharma will read from his new poetry/picture book, Nepal Trilogy(, Epsilonmedia , Germany ), authored with German photographer, Andreas Stimm

Lu Wu will project a selection of her photographs during the reading

Jujo Mukti Tea Lounge

Saturday March 5, 2011


211 East 4th Street

(between Avenues A and B)

New York, NY , 10009



Directions: Subways F, M (2nd Avenue & Houston ); 6 ( Astor Place ; 8th St and 4th Ave. ); Bus 14A from Union Square (3rd St stop and Ave. A).

Robert Scotto was a professor of English at Baruch College , CUNY, until his recent retirement. His publications include a Critical Edition of Catch-22, a book on the contemporary novel, and essays on writers like Walter Pater and James Joyce. His most recent book, the biography Moondog, won the ARSC Award for Best Research in Recorded Classical Music and the Independent Publisher Book Awards bronze medal for biography, both in 2008. The second edition will appear in 2012. The forthcoming collection of poems to be published by Nirala Publications will be his first.

Lu Wu was a CPA specializing in international taxation until her recent retirement. Her collaboration with Robert Scotto on the India/Nepal photopoem volume soon to be released is her initial venture in publication

Yuyutsu R D Sharma

Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma was born in Nakodar, Punjab ( India ) and educated at Baring Union Christian College , Batala and later at Rajasthan University , Jaipur. He remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University , and Tribhuwan University , Kathmandu . A distinguished poet and translator, he is the recipient of numerous awards, 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. He has published eight poetry collections including, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado,2009); AnnapurnaPoems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2008); Everest Failures (White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu, 2008); The Nepal Trilogy (Parts I-III), Photographs and Poetry about the Nepal areas of Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang, 2010, with German photographer Andreas Stimm; a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry into English. The literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry was launched by Mr. Sharma. Currently, he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal ’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

Widely traveled, Mr. Sharma has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry CafĂ©, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, Western Writers’ Center, Galway, Bowery Poetry Place, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N. Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin. His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, the Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek. The U.S. Library of Congress nominated his book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals: Five Nepali Poets as “Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia ” under the program, A World of Books: International Perspectives. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010) and completed his first novel.

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