Yuyutsu RD Sharma’s A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems
allows us to see New York City with new eyes of wonder
as can only be done by someone who is not a native.
With great compassion, he adopts the city with all
its flaws and the marvel of its history.
Iconic images become the vehicle for
personal metaphor and examination.
He explores how readily we can lose
ourselves in a city
so imprinted with the stories of millions yet retain our
own personal connections to it.
With exquisite poetic sensibility he exhibits how so many personalities
add to the collective persona of the city itself. New
York becomes an archetypal symbol
paradigmatic of, and yet distinct from, other
places on earth.
Sharma’s verse moves us from the personal
to the universal
experience without sacrificing
the distinctive nuances of such a complex
or a single person’s contribution within its frequently impersonal
He refines its ubiquity down to the sensibility of a village,
underlying the great bond of similarities we all share.
Yuyutsu Sharma is a treasure as a person and as a writer.
His poetry invites
and a human connection through its global appeal.
He is an artist who works to promote all artists
who endeavor to create at
their highest potential.