Thursday, September 28, 2017

Yuyutsu Sharma to read in the Poetry Express Berkeley Reading Series in November

11/13/2017 Yuyutsu Sharma hosted by Jim
(Need a prompt? How do you explain your position on the planet? -- you don't have to use those words.)

Yuyutsu R D Sharma has  published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016).  He has translated Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh and Hebrew poet Ronny Someck into Nepali.  Eternal SnowA Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma is his most recent publication.  Yuyutsu’s work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch.  Yuyutsu is the Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and has just returned from China where he had gone to read at Beijing International Book Fair.

Mules                           by Yuyutsu Sharma

On the great Tibetan
salt route they meet me again

old forsaken friends ...

On their faces
fatigue of a drunken sleep

their lives worn out,
their legs twisted, shaking

from carrying
illustrious flags of bleeding ascents.

Age long bells clinging
to them like festering wounds

beating notes
of a slavery modernism brings:

cartons of Iceberg, mineral water bottles,
solar heaters, Chinese tiles, tin cans, carom boards

sacks of rice
and iodized salt from the plains of Nepal Terai.

Butterflies of 
the terraced fields know their names.

Singing brooks tempests
of their breathless climbs.

Traffic alert
and time-tested, they climb

dreams of posh peacocks

of a secret religious war

of an ecologist's sterile semen

entire kitchen
for a cocktail party at the base camp

defunct development
agenda of guilty donors

the West's weird visions
lusting for an instant purge.

Stone steps
of the mountains embossed

on their drugged brains,
like lines of aborted love

on the historic rocks of waterspouts.

Starry skies
of the dozing valleys know

the ache
of their secret sweat.

Sunny days
along the crystal rivers

of their bleeding eyes.

Greatest fiction
of the struggling lives lost,

like real mules
clattering their hooves on the flagstones,

in circling
the cruel grandeur

of blood thirsty

mule paths around the glaciers of Annapurnas.

Upcoming Brooklyn Launch of Eternal Snow and Poetry Workshop with Yuyutsu Sharma at Yoga Sole, New York

Upcoming Brooklyn Launch of Eternal Snow and Poetry Workshop with Yuyutsu Sharma at Yoga Sole, New York

Upcoming Brooklyn Launch of Eternal Snow and Poetry Workshop with Yuyutsu Sharma at Yoga Sole, New York
Brooklyn Launch of
Yuyutsu Sharma’s Eternal Snow
& A Workshop with the Himalayan Poet
Saturday, Oct 21st
Workshop will be 6:00pm – 7:00pm $25pp
(includes reading)
Reading will be 7:30pm – 9:00pm $10pp
In the workshop
Yuyu will share his experiences and recite mantras and prayers to evoke the Himalayan world, especially, Devataatma, a Sanskrit word for the Himalayas, meaning the place where Soul of the God lives. After years of traveling the globe as an itinerant poet, Yuyutsu Sharma has earned the respect and admiration of thousands of people all over the world. Yuyu will unravel the secrets of Himalayan spirituality, inducing the participants to write fresh poetry likely to be published in the second volume of Eternal Snow.
The Reading will be the
The Brooklyn launch of
“Eternal Snow:  A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma
will take place.

Editors will share their experiences of editing this mammon anthology.

Select Poets include:
David Austell, Kathleen D Gallagher, Ruth Danon, Carolyn Wells, Catherine Gigante-Brown, Jack Tar, Nancy R Lange, Bill Wolak, Robert Scotto, Michael Graves, Bari Falise,  Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny, Jack Tar, Marion Palm, Eugene Hyon, Patricia Carragon,
Jan Garden Castro & others will read from the book.

Friday, September 8, 2017

'Eternal Snow', an anthology reflecting Nepal and the Himalayas: Nepal National Agency News

'Eternal Snow', an anthology reflecting Nepal and the Himalayas

2017-09-09 09:58 Kathmandu, Sept 9:

A 320 – page poetry anthology dedicated to Nepal, Nepali, Kathmandu, the Himalayan Range, rivers and the country's cultures has been published.

'Eternal Snow – A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty – Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma' explores the interaction, collisions, and intersections of 125 poets from four different continents.

The anthology – published by Nirala Publications in New Delhi and edited by American litterateurs David Austell of Colombia University, New York and Kathleen D Gallagher of the University of Akron Ohio – constitutes poems written by professors, scientists, social workers, photographers, priests, yoga teachers and stewardess among others.

They wrote the poems on Nepal following interactions with the Himalayan Poet during his world tours. Sharma said the anthology is a testament to the power of words to inspire, encourage, and heal across vastly disparate cultures and distant places.

The anthology also contains poems penned by nearly a dozen Nepali poets' including Srijana Bhandari, Revegya Joshi, Bishwa Sigdel, Arun Budhathoki, Civa Bhusal, Gaurav Bhattarai, Dom Kafle and Varun Bajracharya. RSS