Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Kathmandu Launch of Drunken Boat’s Himalayan Arts Folio and Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems


Launch of leading online American magazine,
Drunken Boat’s
Himalayan Arts Folio

edited and translated from the Nepali by Yuyutsu RD Sharma
on January 1, 2017 at 3 pm at Nepal Tourism Board, Exhibition Road, Kathmandu.
Some of the poets and artists included in the folio will join us and speak or read.

Also the Kathmandu Launch of Yuyutsu Sharma’s new book,
Quaking Cantos:
Nepal Earthquake Poems

will take place at the event.

Organized by White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu in collaboration with Nepal Tourism Board
RSVP 9803171925, whitelotusbookshop@gmail.com

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lovely short review of Drunken Boat 24 Issue by NewPages:

In Drunken Boat 24, find our new comics section including work by Bianca Stone, Kara Stevewright, and Johnny Damm, and more. The Eclipse folio, edited and conceived by Priya Sarukkai Chabria, is a multi-genre meditation on a phenomenon essential to mythology all over the world. Yuyutsu Sharma has edited an omnibus collection of Nepalese poets, interspersed with some beautiful visual art. The twenty poets in the poetry section are engaged with memory, as are the writers in the nonfiction section. In fiction, eight authors tell important stories, showing strength and splendor in difference, and in translations, writers challenge expectations of access and complicate our assumptions.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Leading American Magazine Drunken Boat’s 24th Issue with Special Himalayan Arts Folio edited by Yuyutsu Sharma released


Annapurna Note News

America’s leading online magazine, Drunken Boat launches Folio feature on Nepalese poetry and arts

KATHMANDU – Drunken Boat, America’s oldest online magazine is going to publish its 24th issue with a special focus on Nepal and Himalayan Arts. The poems are edited and translated by world renowned Himalayan poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. The issue will include 35 poets and select artists from Nepal.
Evoking the spirit of New Nepal and themes of love, war and hunger, the folio ranges from older generations poet Gopal Prasad Rimal, Krishan Bhakta Shrestha Bhupi Sherchan, Bimal Nibha, Shailendra Sakar, Purna Viram, Shyamal, Hari Adhikary, Yuyutsu Sharma along with younger generation poets like Buddhi Sagar Chepain, Chunky Shrestha, Padma Gautam, Keshab Silwal, Arun Budhathoki and Promod Snehi. Also, works of Shashi Shah, Hari Khadka, Ragni Upadhyaya, Kiran Manansdhar and Niresh Sainju and others have been featured.
The issue also includes Yuyutsu Sharma’s exhaustive introduction “A Quiet Space for Poetry in Nepal.” outlining the Nepali poetry’s history and its current scenario.
The literary giant is also planning to bring the issue in a book format with some additional translations from Yuyutsu Sharma later along with a Special section on Nepalese woman poets.
It is the first time ever in the history of Nepali literature that a foreign publisher is publishing the works from the Himalayan nation. Most importantly, the issue also focuses on Himalayan arts.
In words of Drunken Boat Editor, Erica Mena, “It’s a gorgeous issue, full of some of the best work I’ve seen in our pages.”