Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New Book Released

Ten: The New Indian poets

Edited and Selected by
Jayanta Mahapatra & Yuyutsu Sharma

Ten is a groundbreaking anthology of fresh poetry from India just published by Nirala Publications. World renowned Indian poet Jayanta Mahapatra along with Yuyutsu Sharma selects ten poets writing in English to show case vivacious colours of new India. The majority of the poets included here come from humble middle class families, working silently and selflessly, serving the Muse without any hope of high material gain or media hype. In this light, the anthology bears testimony to hidden creative commotion feeding the flames of vigorous poetry alive in little known islands of the contemporary Indian culture.

Anupama Raju.
Rabindra K. Swain.
Malovika Pawar.
Soni Wadhwa.
Rumjhum Biswas.
Sudeep Sen.
Nabanita Kanungo.
Yuyutsu Sharma.
Robin S Ngangom.
Kympham Sing Nongkynrih.

Ten: The New Indian Poets, Hard, pp136 Rs. 295 Indian Only

ISBN 81-8250-034-6

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FROM SAGARMATHA TO OLYMPUS MONS:YUYUTSU RD SHARMA & DAVID B. AUSTELL


FROM SAGARMATHA TO OLYMPUS MONS:YUYUTSU RD SHARMA & DAVID B. AUSTELL

FROM SAGARMATHA TO OLYMPUS MONS

YUYUTSU RAM DASS SHARMA

& DAVID B. AUSTELL

READING THEIR NEW AND SELECTED WORKS




THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH at 7:00pm

Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, New York University

238 Thompson Street (corner of Thompson Street and West 4th Street, beside the NYU Kimmel Center)

This event is free and open to the public. The authors’ books will be available for purchase.

DR. DAVID B. AUSTELL (United States) is an emerging voice in the arena of contemporary American poetry. Austell grew up in the southern part of the United States during the 1950s and 1960s, his love of poetry growing from deep roots: from his mother who sent poetry, sacred and secular, to him all through college with her letters, and from his father who read Shakespeare and Coleridge to him as a child. He completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education focusing on International Education. He 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 dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan. He is currently the Executive Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City where he is also an adjunct Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School His first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press, and his second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine, and in The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow.

More: http://www.davidaustell.blogspot.com/



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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009), and recently a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has held workshop 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.



His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Words without Borders, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.

The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

Visiting Poet this fall at New York University, early this year, he participated as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Time Tested Books, Sacramento!





Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Enjoy
World Renowned Poet


Yuyutsu RD Sharma




Wrapping up his US Tour in Sacramento
before returning to Kathmandu, Nepal

Come Experience This Brilliant Storyteller

Monday, Jan 21 at 7pm

Time Tested Books

1114 21st Street (between L & K)
Sacramento, California






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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, 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 2013) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012).

Yuyutsu 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop 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.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.




The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

He has just returned from the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India and will be visiting NYU later in the year as Special Guest during International Education Week.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.



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Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Sacramento Poetry Center

Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Sacramento Poetry Center



Yuyutsu Sharma and Art Mantecon



Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Art Mantecon

Fri. January 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM
1719 25th Street at SPC
Host: Tim Kahl




Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a favorite among Sacramentans. He is a widely traveled Nepali /Indian writer who was born at Nakodar, Punjab, India and moved to Nepal at an early age and now writes in English and Nepali. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in the United States and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

He has published nine poetry collections including, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu:33 New Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi, 2012), Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), Annapurna Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2008),Everest Failures (White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu, 2008), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm. He has 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 collection, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and along with Shailendra Sakar launched a literary movement, Kathyakayakalp (“content metamorphosis”), in Nepali poetry.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew,Korean Spanish and Dutch. Currently, he editsPratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.




Art Mantecón is a longtime poet and poetry booster who is known throughout the Sacramento Valley poetry community as a man of rich talents, a sharp wit, and insistent humor.

He was born north of Mexico in Laredo, Texas and grew up south of Canada in Detroit, Michigan. He always wanted to be a writer of some sort. For a while he thought he’d be a newspaper reporter. He went to school and ended up a state worker despite better intentions.

Art Mantecón began writing poetry after Francisco Alarcón, who had never even heard him read a poem, insisted that he was a poet. He figured Francisco knew what he was talking about (and that if he didn’t know what he was talking about, it would do minimal harm) and has been writing poetry ever since.

He is the editor and translator of a collection of poems by Spanish poet Leopoldo Maria Panero entitled My Naked Brain, which was a finalist for The Northern California Book Award for translation in 2012.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell in Summit, New Jersey!




Saturday, December 22, 2012: 7:30 pm: From Chomungla to Olympus Mons: Readings from Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell at Mondo Summit,426 Springfield Avenue, Third Floor, New Jersey, www.mondosummit.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma's Current North American Tour





Yuyutsu Sharma is South Asian’s leading poet published by Nirala with growing International acclaim. After a brief stopover in London, he’s currently in New York City as a visiting poet at New York University He has just returned from a successful tour of Erie and Cleveland and has several upcoming readings up in New York, Boston, and West Coast. Here is a list of some immediate readings…

New York City

Monday, December 17, 2012: 8:00 pm: Yuyutsu Special Feature at Holiday Party of Saturn Series at Revival, 129 East 15 Street, Between Irving Place & 3rd Ave. New York, food, pot luck and Key Lime pie, Limited open Mike, http://www.revivalbarnyc.com/ www.supolo.com

New Jersey

Saturday, December 22, 2012: 7:30 pm: From Chomungla to Olympus Mons: Readings from Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell at Mondo Summit,426 Springfield Avenue, Third Floor, New Jersey, www.mondosummit.com

Boston

Friday, January 4, 2012: 8:00 pm: Dire Literary Series: James Arthur, Yuyutsu Sharma, & David Austell at The Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect Street, Cambridge Massachusetts, Starts at Four 15 minute open mike slots at 8 pm, followed by Features: Sign up at 7 pm http://www.timothygager.com/

Past Readings


Erie, Pennsylvania

Sunday, December 2, 2012: 3:00 pm: Yuyutsu Special Guest at Poets’ Hall -the International Fellowship of Poets and Spoken Word Artists 1136 E. Lake Rd, Erie, Pennsylvania 16507, Event Hosted By Cee Williams and Chuck Joy

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7 pm:Yuyutsu Sharma’s Gannon University Reading at The Knight Club 4th and Sassafras Streets, Erie,16541 Event Sponsored by Sigma Tan Delta and The English Department, Gannon University, Open to All

New York Upstate

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 3;30 pm ; Yuyutsu Sharma at read at William Seaton’ s Dada:An Introduction’s book Launch at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, New York Books by both authors will be available Admission is free.

Cleveland, Ohio

Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 8 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma Reading as Special Guest at WritingKnights Press Event, Literary Cafe 1031 Literary Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Mac’s Backs,
1820 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (216) 321-2665 Open to All www.macsbacks.com/contact

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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012).

Yuyutsu 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 & 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop 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.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.
The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

He has just returned from the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India and will be visiting NYU later in the year as Special Guest during International Education Week.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.
More: www.yuyutsu.de, www.niralapublications.com

Thursday, November 29, 2012

World Renowned Poet Comes to Erie: The Erie Reader interview with Yuyutsu Sharma



BY BEN SPEGGEN | NOVEMBER 29, 2012

From his birth, Yuyutsu Sharma’s been on the move. Born in Nakodar, Punjab, Sharma grew up there before living in the Nangal Township of Shivalkis ranges of the Mahabharata Hills. He then moved to Nepal at an early age. His father, a devout follower of wandering saints, tried to donate him to the head priest of a shrine on the banks of Satluj. Lucky for him, us, and the poetry community at large, the priest told Sharma’s father to send him to school because he would become something important, as he pinched ashes from a bonfire before him and rubbed them on Sharma’s forehead, blessing him to become what he has today: a wandering poet.

This critically-acclaimed wandering poet, thanks to the efforts of some notable local poets, has found his way to Erie, where he’ll deliver to two readings, one Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Poets’ Hall at 1136 East Lake Road at 3 p.m., and the other at Gannon University’s Knight Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 162 W. Fourth St. 

Ben Speggen: You spend a considerable time on tour throughout the U.S. and Europe. What are some of the most memorable places you’ve read your poetry?

Yuyutsu Sharma: I love London and New York, London is a poet’s paradise. And the respect for literature, language is what fascinates. Each and every corner speaks of literary history. I was staying in London once in Kentish town, and soon I discovered little farther in Hamstead Heath was Keats’ house and close to my neighborhood a cemetery where both Marx and Freud lay buried. And Dickens’ house wasn’t far away. This makes you feel so special. And New York I love because this is the place where you are accepted so easily. No matter where you come from, in a day, you are a New Yorker. I think humanity has evolved here; in Europe or Asia this wouldn’t happen – no matter how much you try you will never ever become one of them, but New York is so special.

BS: When you’re not touring, you’re trekking in the Himalayas. What does that do for you as a poet, as a writer, as a person?

YS: Himalayas is a great abode of gods and place of learning. Since centuries, people have gone to the Himalayas to seek wisdom and to meditate. And there’s so much life there – it’s not just mountains like in Alps or American Rockies. It’s people struggling for bare survival, folk lore and the legend, the monasteries and monuments, and awesome vistas of nature that so compelling. It has become my second home.

BS: At the age of 9, you became a Shaman because you were thought to be under the possession of a serpent spirit. What was that like?

YS: In my village in Punjab, I used to visit our local shrine devoted to the serpent spirit with my late grandpa. During one of my visits as the folk singers played the drums and narrated the legend of Guga Sain, I started shaking and crawling like a snake on the ground. From that day onwards, everyone in my family including my grandpa started bowing to me in reverence. But then I was going to this English school and I thought, ‘What would my friends say? They would think I am crazy...’ So over the years, I lost that gift as western education taught me to be objective and empirical. Only later when I grew up I learnt I had this gift from the gods, and since I did not believe in it, I lost it. But somehow even today the spirit visits me in form of Muse and I shake as my pen moves across a blank page.

BS: Your work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Do you ever fear that something’s been lost in the translation from the language you write in to the language your work is translated to?

YS: Well, translation by definition is impossible. A lot is lost, but what comes through is important. And due to multiple languages and diversity of cultures, the poets in the Indian subcontinent have always been translating the scriptures into respective languages. In Nepal’s case, it was the translation of The Ramayana by poet Bhanubhakta Acharya that made the birth of Nepal nation possible. It’s on the basis of the Nepali language the rulers of that time were able to unify scattered principalities of the Himalayas into a nation. So Nepal is a nation born out of the breath of poet-translators.

BS: How did you come to find out about Erie?

YS: It was poet Chuck Joy who wrote to me last year and I came to learn more about Erie. I am a lover of lakes. One of my books is called “The Lake Fewa and a Horse.” I fell in love with this lake at the foothills of the Annapurnas and have been writing about it for more than a decade now. I am eagerly waiting to come to Erie and breathe in its celestial airs.

BS: What are three things an audience in Erie can expect from your readings?

YS: In Sanskrit, the Himalayas are called Devatatma, meaning the place where soul of the God lives. They should prepare to enter the colossal house of God’s soul, forget the mundane, and prepare to trek to the top of the world.

Ben Speggen can be contacted at bSpeggen@ErieReader.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ten: The New Indian poets : Edited and Selected by Jayanta Mahapatra & Yuyutsu Sharma



Ten: The New Indian poets

Edited and Selected by
Jayanta Mahapatra & Yuyutsu Sharma

Ten is a groundbreaking anthology of fresh poetry from India just published by Nirala Publications. World renowned Indian poet Jayanta Mahapatra along with Yuyutsu Sharma selects ten poets writing in English to show case vivacious colours of new India. The majority of the poets included here come from humble middle class families, working silently and selflessly, serving the Muse without any hope of high material gain or media hype. In this light, the anthology bears testimony to hidden creative commotion feeding the flames of vigorous poetry alive in little known islands of the contemporary Indian culture.

Anupama Raju.
Rabindra K. Swain.
Malovika Pawar.
Soni Wadhwa.
Rumjhum Biswas.
Sudeep Sen.
Nabanita Kanungo.
Yuyutsu Sharma.
Robin S Ngangom.
Kympham Sing Nongkynrih.


Ten: The New Indian Poets, Hard, pp136 Rs. 295 Indian Only

ISBN 81-8250-034-6.
http://niralapublications.com/2012/10/26/ten-the-new-indian-poets/

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hunger of our Huddled Huts by Yuyutsu Sharma [Kindle Edition]







http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MQAKR2
Book Description
Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Hunger of Our Huddled Huts by Katmandu based Yuyutsu Sharma is a collection of poems set in a Nepalese village on a forgotten trade route in the Mahabharata mountain range, and in a small Rajasthani village.

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File Size: 150 KB
Print Length: 64 pages
Publisher: Barncott Press (July 18, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B008MQAKR2
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma invited to Poetry Parnassus to celebrate London Olympics 2012




Yuyutsu Sharma has been invited to be part of Poetry Parnassus happening at Southbank Centre from 26th June to 2nd July 2012.

Poetry Parnassus is set to be the biggest poetry festival ever staged in the UK. The Festival will be part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival. It will be a global gathering of up to 204 poets from every Olympic nation – with the world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken-word artists, dancers and musicians.

Yuyutsu Sharma shall read at several venues and do workshop focused on his new book, Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm and Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu:33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012) & Annapurna Poems (Reprint, Nirala, 2012).

http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/poetry-parnassus/poets/sharma-yuyutsu

http://www.mptmagazine.com/product/series-3-no17–parnassus-149/

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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and recently a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has held workshop 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.

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.

The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

Visiting Poet this spring at New York University, in June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.
More: www.yuyutsu.de

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma on KONK Radio Key West, Florida


Click here to listen Yuyutsu Sharma on ArtWaves with Michael Shields on KONK Radio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n-OOFtlFTA
http://archive.org/embed/ArtwavesWithYuyutsuSharma

“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.”

Currently Yuyutsu Sharma is in the USA and traveling in the different cities with his works.The interview was broadcasted on KONK Radio (KONK Broadcasting Network – community radio and newspaper for Key West and the Florida Keys www.konknet.com) during his recent Florida tour.
I am sharing his interview for all poetry lovers!
Happy Listening!

www.yuyutsu.de

Saturday, May 5, 2012

From the Top of the World to Papa’s Island!




Yuyutsu Sharma Reading from his new books,
Milarepa Bones,
Nepal Trilogy
along with new edition of his favorite book,
Annapurna Poems
at Ernest Hemingway’s legendary abode, Key West, Florida

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.: Yuyutsu Sharma at Key West, Florida Reading, Location: Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 801 Georgia St. at 801 Georgia St., Key West Florida 33040. Refreshments and book signing follows. Free to public:for information: 312 543 7539
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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and recently a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop 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.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.
The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
Visiting Poet this spring at New York University, in June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.
Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.
More: www.yuyutsu.de

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Upcoming New York City and Florida Readings
May 4th, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma is a leading South Asian poet published by Nirala Publications, and has a growing international reputation. He is currently in the United States, and has several forthcoming readingsin New York City and Florida. Details below:

New York City Readings

• Friday May 4, 2012 @ 7:30 pm.: Yuyutsu Sharma featuring at Barnes and Noble, May Month’s Special Guest at “Open Mike with Stu,” Location: Greenwich Village,

396 Ave of the Americas at 8th Str., New York, NY 10011, 212-674-8780, Free to pubic http://www.facebook.com/groups/196157527074515/ http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3214236-10

• Monday May 7, 2012 @ 8:00 pm.: Yuyutsu Sharma Special Feature with Su Polo at Saturn Poetry Series, Revival, 129 East 15 Street – Between Irving Place & 3rd Ave.

Just north of Union Sq. Station $ 3 Suggested Door fee http://www.supolo.com/ttp://www.revivalbarnyc.com/


• Friday May 18, 2012 @ 8:00 pm.: Yuyutsu Sharma Guest Poet with Canadian poet Leanne Averbach at Son of Pony Series, Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 Phone: 212.989.9319, Kat Georges, host. Subway A, B, C, D, E, F, and M to West 4th St. or 1 to Christopher St.-Sheridan Square. http://corneliastreetcafe.com/Performances.asp?sdate=5/18/2012&from_cal=0

Florida Readings

• Saturday, May 12, 2012 @ 1:30 pm.: Yuyutsu’s Creative Happiness Institute, Inc. Florida Reading : Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Cinematique located at 242 S. Beach Street, Street, Daytona Beach, Phone: 212.989.9319, The event is open to the public with a ticket price of $7 ($5 for members of Cinematique). It is cosponsored by the Creative Happiness Institute, Inc. and the Tomoka Poets, both local non-profit arts organizations..For more information, contact Cinematique at 386-252-3118 or Dr. Axelrod, axelrodthepoet@yahoo.com or 386-492-2409.

• Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.: Yuyutsu Sharma at Key West, Florida Reading, Location: Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 801 Georgia St. at 801 Georgia St., Key West Florida 33040. Refreshments and book signing follows. Free to public:for information: 312 543 7539
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Yuyutsu Sharma at Poetry Parnassus Festival to celebrate London Olympics 2012
April 22nd, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Poetry Parnassus

Yuyutsu Sharma has been invited to be part of Poetry Parnassus happening at Southbank Centre from 26th June to 2nd July 2012.

Poetry Parnassus is set to be the biggest poetry festival ever staged in the UK. The Festival will be part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival. It will be a global gathering of up to 204 poets from every Olympic nation – with the world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken-word artists, dancers and musicians.

Yuyutsu Sharma shall read at several venues and do workshop focused on his new book, Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm and Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu:33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012) & Annapurna Poems (Reprint, Nirala, 2012).

http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/discover-and-do/poetry-parnassus

http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/discover-and-do/poetry-parnassus

http://www.mptmagazine.com/product/series-3-no17–parnassus-149/

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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and recently a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has held workshop 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.

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.

The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

Visiting Poet this spring at New York University, in June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma at Poetry Parnassus Festival to celebrate London Olympics 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Poetry Parnassus



Yuyutsu Sharma has been invited to be part of Poetry Parnassus happening at Southbank Centre from 26th June to 2nd July 2012.

Poetry Parnassus is set to be the biggest poetry festival ever staged in the UK.  The Festival will be part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World, the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival.  It will be a global gathering of up to 204 poets from every Olympic nation – with the world’s most exciting poets, rappers, spoken-word artists, dancers and musicians.

Yuyutsu Sharma shall read  at several venues and do workshop focused on his new book, Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm and Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu:33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012) & Annapurna Poems (Reprint, Nirala, 2012).

http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/discover-and-do/poetry-parnassus
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/discover-and-do/poetry-parnassus
http://www.mptmagazine.com/product/series-3-no17–parnassus-149/

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 (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and recently a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection, 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) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.
Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, 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, GTZ, Kathmandu, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop 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.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Omega, Howling Dog Press, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
Born at Nakodar, Punjab and educated at Baring Union Christian College, Batala and later at Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Yuyutsu remained active in the literary circles of Rajasthan and acted in plays by Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Edward Albee. Later he taught at various campuses of Punjab University, and Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu.
The Library of Congress has nominated his recent book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
Visiting Poet this spring at New York University, in June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012.
Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read 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.
More: www.yuyutsu.de

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yuyutsu's forthcoming Florida reading Announcement!



Press Release/Calendar Listing

FAMOUS NAPALESE POET FEATURED AT CINEMATIQUE

Yuyutsu Sharma, the renowned India-born Nepali poet from Kathmandu, Nepal, will be featured at Cinematique at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Yuyutsu, whose poems have been translated into nine languages, most recently performed at New York University and Baruch College. He has published nine volumes of poetry and performed at major colleges and venues throughout the world.
His Excellency Mr. Keith George Bloomfield, Former British Ambassador to Nepal, in the preface to Yuyutsu’s newest book, The Nepal Trilogy, gave the highest praise to the work, noting the work “bring[s] to life an extraordinary region in all its striking beauty and natural harmony. The unique combination of their photographic and poetic skills succeeds in laying bare the very soul of the Himalayas.”
The reading will be accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation of photographs of Nepal and a talk by Yuyutsu about his homeland, his poetic activities, his magazine, Pratik, and press based in New Delhi, where he edits the works of international authors.
The event is open to the public with a ticket price of $7 ($5 for members of Cinematique). It is cosponsored by the Creative Happiness Institute, Inc. and the Tomoka Poets, both local non-profit arts organizations. Cinematique is located at 242 S. Beach Street, Street, Daytona Beach.
For more information, contact Cinematique at 386-252-3118 or Dr. Axelrod, axelrodthepoet@yahoo.com or 386-492-2409.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey at NYU

Yuyutsu Sharma and Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey interacting the audience after the reading at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma’s North American Tour, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma’s North American Tour, 2012

Yuyutsu Sharma is a leading South Asian poet published by Nirala Publications, and has a growing international reputation. He is currently in New York, and has several forthcoming readings there, details below:

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey’s & Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma

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Poem as World / World as Poem

Reading at New York University

Natasha Trethewey and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey’s fourth collection of poetry, “Thrall,” is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2012. Born in Nakodar, Punjab, poet and translator Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma is the author of many books, including “Nepal Trilogy” (Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011) and “Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu” (Nirala Publications, 2012). This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Office for International Students and Scholars.

Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

Friday, March 23rd, 7:00 p.m.

More: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries

• Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ 7pm.: at Location: at Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall Journeys Through Nepal and India: Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Robert Scotto and Lu Wu; Baruch Performing Arts Center, Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC, For Free Reservations call (646) 312-5073 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/calendar/event.php?id=778

Friday, March 23rd, 7:00 p.m.: at Location: at New York University, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues; Poem as World / World as Poem :Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma Reading with Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey. Trethewey’s fourth collection of poetry, Thrall, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2012. Sharma is the author of many books, including Nepal Trilogy, (Epsilonmedia , Germany and Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu, (Nirala Publications, 2012). This event is co-sponsored with the NYU Office for International Students and Scholars. More: http://cwp.fas.nyu.edu/page/readingseries

• March 16st, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: at the Prelaunch of David Austell’s Garuda and other poems of Astral Plains ( Nirala, 2012) and Yuyutsu Sharma’s Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu ( Nirala, 2012) ; JujoMukti Tea Longue211 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009 ·Directions: Subways F, M (2nd Ave & Houston); 6 (Astor Place; 8th St and 4th Ave.); Bus 14A from Union Square (3rd St stop and Ave. A).Email: info@jujomukti.com Phone: 19177768438. David Austell and Yuyutsu Sharma shall read from their just published books and speaking on their making.

• March 18, 2012 4 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma with Angela Lockhart & Jacqueline Deweever at Phoenix Reading Series @ Scali Caffe Sunday, Scali Caffe 245 Bleecker Street West of Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 212.255.5353 Take the 1, 2, 3, to Christopher Street–Sheridan Square A, C or E trains to West 4th Street, HOST: Michael Graves

• March 21st, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: at the Launch of Christi Shannon Kline’s new book, No Child More Perfect, Nirala, 2012, Nightingale Lounge; 213 2nd Avenue @ 13th Street Manhattan, New YorkMonday, March 21, 2012, Yuyutsu Sharma will host the book launch party for Christi Shannon Kline’s debut book. Yuyutsu in addition to other esteemed poets, authors and actors such as Richard Jeffrey Newman, David B. Austell, Randolyn Zinn, Andy Gallo and Debra Vogel will join Christi in the first official reading from her book. More: www.christishannonkline.com

• Tuesday, March 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm; Poetry Reading: David Austell & Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma at NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway , New York, NY 10003 (212) 998-4667, Fax (212) 995-4118, http://www.bookstores.nyu.edu/events/

• Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 7:00 p.m.: at the Williams Center for the Arts, William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative of Southern Bergen County, One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ, Yuyutsu shall read from his new book, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu ( Nirala, 2012) plus read the words of William Carlos Williams. Call the Rutherford Public Library at 201.939.8600 for more information.

Sunday, March 11, 2012