Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma at Poetry Parnassus Festival to celebrate London Olympics 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Poetry Parnassus

Yuyutsu Sharma has been invited to be part of Poetry Parnassus happening at Southbank Centre from 26th June to 2nd July 2012.

Poetry Parnassus is set to be the biggest poetry festival ever staged in the UK.  The Festival will be part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.  It will be a global gathering of up to 204 poets from every Olympic nation – with the world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken-word artists, dancers and musicians.

Yuyutsu Sharma shall read  at several venues and do workshop focused on his new book, Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm and Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu:33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012) & Annapurna Poems (Reprint, Nirala, 2012).–parnassus-149/

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, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.
He has  published nine poetry collections including, Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and recently 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 in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry. Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry CafĂ©, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, 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, The Guardian Newsroom, London,  Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York.
His works have appeared in 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.
Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu 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.
The Library of Congress has nominated his recent 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). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
Visiting Poet this spring at New York University, in June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.
Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yuyutsu's forthcoming Florida reading Announcement!

Press Release/Calendar Listing


Yuyutsu Sharma, the renowned India-born Nepali poet from Kathmandu, Nepal, will be featured at Cinematique at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Yuyutsu, whose poems have been translated into nine languages, most recently performed at New York University and Baruch College. He has published nine volumes of poetry and performed at major colleges and venues throughout the world.
His Excellency Mr. Keith George Bloomfield, Former British Ambassador to Nepal, in the preface to Yuyutsu’s newest book, The Nepal Trilogy, gave the highest praise to the work, noting the work “bring[s] to life an extraordinary region in all its striking beauty and natural harmony. The unique combination of their photographic and poetic skills succeeds in laying bare the very soul of the Himalayas.”
The reading will be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of photographs of Nepal and a talk by Yuyutsu about his homeland, his poetic activities, his magazine, Pratik, and press based in New Delhi, where he edits the works of international authors.
The event is open to the public with a ticket price of $7 ($5 for members of Cinematique). It is cosponsored by the Creative Happiness Institute, Inc. and the Tomoka Poets, both local non-profit arts organizations. Cinematique is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Street, Daytona Beach.
For more information, contact Cinematique at 386-252-3118 or Dr. Axelrod, or 386-492-2409.