Sunday, November 24, 2013

Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Saturn Series at Revival, Union Square

Monday, Nov.25  Happy Thanksgiving  Reading        

Yuyutsu Sharma  to read as Special Guest  from his new book, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude (Nirala, 2014)
 to A Blizzard In My Bones: New York Poems.
 with Erica Mapp 
at Saturn Series at Revival  
MONDAY... November 25 at 8:00 PM 

Saturn Series Poetry Reading & Open Mike  8 to 10PM every Monday!
at Revival 129 East 15 Street,  Between Irving Place & 3rd Ave. 
Please purchase a drink at the bar and come to the upstairs lounge.
Sign up for open mike 7:45, Starts at 8pm.   $3 donation requested and drink purchase.
Open Mike Surrounds Features

Venue is updated on 
REVIVAL !!!  129 East 15 Street Between 3rd Ave. & Irving Place.   NEW LATER START AT 8 PM
We meet every Monday night at 8:00 pm
Open Mike + 1 or 2 features - Sign up at 7:45 pm, Starts 8:00 & goes to 10:00 pm
Hosted by Su Polo  -  $3.00 donation plus drink purchase.  Please order a drink or two to support our event at this fine venue which has invited us to meet at their lovely upstairs lounge (about five steps up inside the front door)
This spacious room is decorated in delightful trompe d'oeil artistry.

About Yuyutsu Ramdass Sharma..
. 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 renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008), Reprint, 2012, 14).
Yuyutsu has also brought out a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled, Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New (2006) and a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual edition, 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) have appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including The Poetry CafĂ©, London, The 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, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, South Bank Center, London, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshops 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.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He has also published his non-fiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow and edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. He contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
Yuyutsu was at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India. He will visit NYU later this year as Special Visiting Poet and in 2014, Nicaragua as Guest Poet to participate in International Poetry Festival of Granada.
Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world 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.
About Erica Mapp... 

Erica Mapp, originally from Trinidad, is a long-term New York resident with poems in The Avocet, 360 degrees, (recently published by the Circle of Poets in Trinidad), Commonweal magazine, MOBIUS, WORDS magazine, (published by the School of Visual Arts in New York), Dinner With the Muse, an anthology edited by Evie Ivy, COLUMBIA magazine and the former LAKE EFFECT. She is a graduate of Cave Canem, a black writers’ group.

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City and a Master’s Degree in Art Education, from New York University, School of Education. Her continuing education includes thirty credits in poetry at the graduate level, from the Graduate English Department, Queens College of the City of New York, (C.C.N.Y.), where she studied with the acclaimed poet, Marie Ponsot for almost two years. She also studied poetry with Marie Ponsot privately, for many years and with Grace Schulman at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.  In more recent years, she studied with Cave Canem teachers, Jacqueline La Mon and Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer prize winning author and poet.

She has taken part in many poetry readings both here and abroad and is seeking publication for her two completed poetry manuscripts and an uncompleted book of essays.

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