Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma

Poet & Writer

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Evoking the Himalayas: A Reading In Berkeley by Yuyutsu Sharma

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Evoking the Himalayas: A Reading In Berkeley by Yuyutsu Sharma
Evoking the Himalayas
Yuyutsu Sharma

Jan19, 2013, 6:30 pm,
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510.849.2568

Enjoy delicious food and sangrias from the La Peña restaurant, Cafe Valparaiso (cafevalparaiso.com), while hearing Yuyutsu read!
The internationally renowned Himalayan poet and environmental activist, Yuyutsu Sharma, currently on the last leg of his US tour, shall evoke the spirit of high gods and discuss the ongoing ecological crisis prevalent in Nepal Himalayas. Due to current political chaos and senseless modernization, the region has turned into the world’s highest dumping ground, ‘God’s colossal Grave’. The poet shall read from his recent book, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu and Nepal Trilogy, a 900 page book that he has authored with distinguished German photographer, Andreas Stimm. A rare opportunity to know and interact with “the poet from the top of the world.”
The reading will be followed by a brief Q&A .

Suggested Donation, $10 – $20 but pay what you can, no one turned away for lack of funds. Time:  Doors open at 6, reading at 6:30.

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.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2013 13:20