Monday, January 3, 2011
|The Pleasures of Poetry for all ages|
|Event Type: Education Program|
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
The Pleasures of Poetry for all AgesLibrary: Lower Township Library
The Cape May County Library welcomes the public to a series on poetry that is part readings, part lecture, and part workshop presented by Jack Walters. “The Pleasures of Poetry for all Ages” will be held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 beginning January 6, 2011 at the Lower Branch Library 2600 Bayshore Rd Villas, NJ. The works of two guest authors will be presented during this special program on January 16th.
“The Pleasures of Poetry for all Ages” will emphasize the simple enjoyment that can be derived from reading excerpts from the work of great poets of our language. The poems will be drawn mainly from the Norton collection. Class talk and participation are welcomed and encouraged, and those who would like to share their own poetry are also welcomed.
Jack Walters is a retired journalist who began his career as a copyboy on The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1930s and subsequently became the first overseas reporter for Armed Forces Radio during WWII, a CBS correspondent during the Murrow years, bureau chief for Radio Free Europe and The Stars and Stripes, a stringer for AP, a reporter for NBC’s “Monitor,” an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC’s “Eyewitness News,” and a teacher of journalism for the University of Minnesota, Brooklyn College, and The New School University. He lives in North Cape May, New Jersey.
Author Diane Hamilton will be at the class on the 13th of January to present her new book “Lizard Licking, Donegal & Other Poems”. In 2000, Diane spent a month in County Donegal, where her father's cousins still live on the land where he was raised. Diane has wanted to be poet since she was five years old, when her father told her that poets were revered in Ireland and considered important members of society. Diane (Devennie) Hamilton was born in Philadelphia; she is a first-generation Irish-American whose father came to the U.S. from County Donegal. For 10 years she worked in an oil refinery in Philadelphia and later moved to New York City where she attended New York University and received a BFA in Film and TV in 1988. She subsequently received an MA in Public Librarianship from Rowan University and is currently Assistant Director of the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, N.J.
Yuyutsu Sharma will be the second author. 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 eight poetry collections including, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), and Annapurna Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2008),. 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. 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.
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) and completed his first novel.
Currently, he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
For more information please call 886-8999 or visit www.cmclibrary.org
Location: Joseph Millman Room
Presenter: Jack Walters
Saturday, January 1, 2011
a poem for Yuyu
The impossible dream
Who is this poet
Where did he come from
Is he real
Part of the dream
Does it matter
Of the world
Recognizing the turquoise lake
Drop of ocean
To another destination
Never an end
Lorraine Bouchard, Montreal
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Five Forthcoming New York and New Jersey Readings
December 30, 2010
Yuyu reading from Nepal Trilogy
at Blue Mountain Gallery
(Private reading with limited seats
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to come)
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25th Street 4th floor
New York NY 10001( between 10th and 11th Avenues )
646 486 4730
Yuyu reading at
The Alternative New Year's Day Spoken Word / Performance Extravaganza
between 10 and 12 pm
We have Dark Matters: The arts that hold all us
disparate individuals together! When the city, the
country and the world splits into fighting fragments,
music, poetry, and dance keep us intact. Come
celebrate our unity when other factors attempt to drive
us apart at the 17th annual Alternative New Year's Day
Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza!
The Bowery Poetry Club
(Between Houston and Bleecker)
F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker
January 3, 2011
Yuyu featuring at
Saturn Series Poetry Reading
213 2nd Avenue, NYC @ 13th Street...
A short walk East of Union Square
$ 3 Fee
Saturday January 13
Lower Branch Library Hosts Poetry Readings
Yuyu Reading as Special Guest at
the Launch of Diane Hamilton’s
Lizard Licking, Donegal & Other Poems
Lower Branch Library Hosts Poetry Readings
2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas
The Lower Cape Branch of the Cape May County Library invites the public to listen to the readings of poetry by two guest authors, Diane Hamilton and Yuyutsu Sharma. The program will be held on Thursday, January 13th from 6-7:30 p.m. during the workshop of “The Pleasures of Poetry for all Ages,” at the Lower Branch Library. The library is located at 2600 Bayshore Rd., Villas.
Author Diane Hamilton will read from her new book “Lizard Licking, Donegal & Other Poems.” Hamilton was born in Philadelphia; she is a first-generation Irish-American whose father came to the U.S. from County Donegal. She attended New York University and received a BFA in Film and TV in 1988. Hamilton subsequently received an MA in Public Librarianship from Rowan University and is currently Assistant Director of the Cape May County Library in Cape May Court House, N.J.
Yuyutsu Sharma is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants and is a distinguished poet and translator. Sharma has published eight poetry collections and translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry into English. The Library of Congress nominated his recent book of Nepali translations “Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets” as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives. Sharma works have been translated into seven different languages. He currently edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.
For additional information please call 886-8999 or visit online at www.cmclibrary.org.
Saturday January 15
Yuyu Reading from Helambu book
Yuyu Reading from Helambu book
7 West st.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Yuyutsu Sharma's Everest Failure's review by Alain England
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Yuyutsu Sharma launches "Little Creek & Other Poems" by American poet, David Austel lPart 1
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Bowery Poetry Cafe, New York
Little Creek & Other Poems
Several fellow poets will read from the book, and there will be
live music and multi-media.
Little Creek is an astonishing anthology of poems from well-known American educator and poet, David B Austell
Containing the best of Austell's work written over a decade, Little Creek begins with memories of his childhood in a small American town set against the backdrop of Vietnam and other wars, reminiscent of Robert Lowell's Life Studies. The poems range from a meeting with a namesake in his afterlife, the morning star over a Protestant valley, a last day at Lake Baikal, the inheritance of wars thrust upon his nation and the people, an Indian student reminding him of the immense gulf between East and West, and finally to poems inspired by an imagined NASA conquest of Olympus Mons. Establishing Austell as a master craftsman, the 'roaring turbulence' of these poems will, for sure, leave his readers breathless.
For Austell is a poet who takes his vocation seriously, filling the gulfs and gaps between far-flung worlds with the incantations of his prayer-like poems. Vibrant from a contemporary American idiom, and voluptuous as 'her long legs and round hips', these poems are at the same time 'thin as a strand of DNA'.
"An impressive and wide-ranging intelligence permeates David Austell's ambitious first book of poems. Austell is a new poet with a seasoned soul, and the treasures of this collection are manifold and rich. He has a gift for narrative, a sharp eye for detail, and a passion for language.
Austell writes from both the head and the heart, and the poems that result are capacious, and substantial enough to reward rereading. Here is a bold, promising debut ."
Deborah Landau, Director, NYU Creative Writing Program, poet and author (Orchidelerium), New York University, United States
"David's poems are complex, yet concise and genuine, as in his 'A Ghost Among Ghosts', where he evokes the culture and history of Asheville, North Carolina with both knowledge and compassion."
Pierce Pettis, songwriter and recording artist (Compass Records), Nashville, Tennessee, United States
"Austell is equally at home waiting for the New York subway, on Mars, and under the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. To each setting he brings verve, compassion and imagination. He makes
the reader laugh, and he makes the reader care. Poems to be read and re-read.
Christopher Southgate, British editor and poet (Easing the Gravity Field), Dartmoor, United Kingdom
"Austell's is a world beyond heights, a passion not only for the earth but also for the spheres beyond it. Here's a voice that's steady and sanguine, earthly and sublime, contemporary and timeless, a voice rising above all polarities, singing songs of unattainable and imagined summits, fervent hymns in praise of globes nameless to the human imagination..."
Yuyutsu Sharma, poet (Space Cake Amsterdam; Annapurna Poems) and editor, Nirala Series
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Nepal Trilogy launched in Paris jointly by His Excellency Keith Bloomfield,Former British Ambassador to Nepal, and His Excellency Ashok Shrestha, current Nepal Ambassador to France.
Over 60 poems from Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma published with photographs by famous German photographer Andreas Stimm
THE NEPAL-TRILOGY PART I-III
Photographs and Poetry about the Nepal areas of Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang
www.Nepal-Trilogy.de·www.Nepal-Trilogie.de (ISBN 978-3-9810883-2-8) (english-deutsch)
“To do justice to the landscapes and peoples of the highest mountains in the world requires a sensitivity and skill not given to all of us. Andreas Stimm and Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma have succeeded, in this trilogy of photographs and poems, in bringing 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 smiling warmth of its inhabitants and its dramatically beautiful peaks and valleys.”
His Excellency Mr. Keith George Bloomfield
Former British Ambassador to Nepal
Nepal, Kathmandu 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Distinguished Hebrew poet
Baghdad , February, 1991
& Other Poems, A Bilingual English/Nepali Collection
Translated into Nepali by Yuyutsu RD Sharma
His Excellency Mr. Dan Stav,
Ambassador of Israel
has kindly consented to launch the book and be the Chief Guest.
Venue: Nepal Tourism Board
Brikuti Mandap, Exhibition Road ,
Organized by White Lotus Book Shop, Kupondole
in collaboration with Nirala Publications
RSVP: 5520248, 9803171925