Friday, April 12, 2019

Yuyutsu Sharma to read with David Austell & Dean Kostos at The Phoenix Reading Series,

Yuyutsu Sharma to read with David Austell & Dean Kostos
Sunday, April 14, 6 pm
The Phoenix Reading Series, 27 Bethune Street, 212-929-3249

David B. Austell, Ph.D. is Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in Teachers College-Columbia University (adjunct). David has over thirty years of executive leadership experience in International Education, and is a frequent writer and presenter in his professional field. David has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education. His doctoral dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement. David was a Fulbright Fellow in Japan and Korea in 1992. He is also a poet, and The Tin Man is his third book.

Yuyutsu Sharma is a 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, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 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).

Dean Kostos is the author of This Is Not a Skyscraper, selected by Mark Doty for the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, published by Red Hen Press in 2015.

Kostos's earlier collections include Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses (required reading at Duke University), The Sentence That Ends with a Comma, and the chapbook Celestial Rust. He also edited the anthology Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry; its debut reading was held at the UN. He co-edited the anthology of personal essays Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothers, a Lambda Book Award finalist. 

A Pushcart Prize nominee, he has taught at the Gallatin School of New York University, The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Wesleyan, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, The City University of New York, Berkeley College, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop.Recipient of a Yaddo fellowship, he has served as literary judge for Columbia University’s Gold Crown and Gold Circle Awards. His poem "Subway Silk" was translated into a short film and screened in Tribeca and at the San Francisco IndieFest, February 2013.

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