Yuyutsu Sharma and Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey's NYU reading at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House

Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey & Yuyutsu RD Sharma
Friday, March 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
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.  Nepali/Indian 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

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.

Just released

Just Released


Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu
33 New Poems
Yuyutsu RD Sharma
ISBN-81-8250-032-X 2012 Hard pp.82

Formed by 20th century South Asian and North American poetry movements and himself a verbal renewer of his country’s literature, Yuyutsu indefatigably writes along rivers and paths, mountains, valleys and villages, verse after verse…
Dr. Christoph Emmrich ,
South and Southeast Asian Buddhism at the University of Toronto.


Garuda & Other Poems of Astral Plains
David B. Austell
ISBN-81-8250-038-9 2012 Hard pp.64

“From Garuda to Saluda (that is, from the Hindu man-bird deity to a tiny town in North Carolina), David Austell’s new collection explores recurring themes of masculine identities and human complexities with precision and grace. This poetic world is one of unerring attention to tight image and emotional nuance, with a sometimes terrifying undercurrent of recurrent meanings drawn from a wide range of cultural allusions, all shared by a guide whose capacious voice can contain both deep mysteries and no small dash of humor. Austell shows us the unforgettable feel of the club of young adolescent “He-men” on a quest for a secret stream; a southern woman looking back to the Dixieland of ambiguities of raced, gendered, and classed expectations; the dangerously aching erotics of the male gaze or the musical score. The final long poem “The Final Pitch on Olympus Mons” is an utter tour de force of baseball, poetics, science fiction, and a shiveringly unstable encounter with absolute Otherness. Not many volumes of poetry are real page-turners as well as perfect pitches: this one is.”

Meg Harper

Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English, University of Limerick Limerick, Ireland


Inside Out, Upside Down, & Round and Round
Poems Selected & New
John J. Trause
ISBN-81-8250-049-4 2012 Paper pp.83

Dizzy from diving into John J. Trause’s new collection of surprising poems, I urge you to enter!

Let the title swirl and turn you into his wild array of inventions.  Witty, ribald, arch, they tease and entice. They are smart poems. With eclectic topics, he applies a scholar’s encompassing mind and an artistic eye for colorful detail. Trause is not only a prosodic humorist, he is as ever a proficient scholar, and these poems prove his rigorous power. Note his classical and Biblical knowledge, the many languages at his command, and the contemporary scenes he pulls into focus—even on a mocking tour of north NJ towns! These poems take a reader traveling through many lands of rhyme and reason; hurry to see what Trause finds “Outside the Zoo” in the poem of that title, enjoy his complex vocabulary, laugh with his riffs.  Don’t let the abstruse words retain you from the lively banter.  Run and climb. I tried to swim through, but found myself riding the waves. These poems will entertain you, make you study, make you gasp. You may turn round and read again, they will make you a little wiser than before John J. Trause took hold.

Madeline Tiger, author of From the Viewing Stand


All The Way From Kathmandu
Selected Jazz Poems
John Clarke
ISBN-81-8250-042-7 2012 Paper pp.82

Careful how you hold this book. It might burn.

But beautifully.

With life.

And with love.

Billy Jenkins

“Jazz poetry that will give you wings”

Dean Stalham Director, ‘Artsaveslives’

“Jazzman john does with words what Coltrane did with the horn”

Geoff  Parker,’ Brixtongue’


Journey Though India and Nepal : Poems/Pictures
Robert Scotto & Lu Wu
ISBN-81-8250-045-1 2012 Hard pp.82

The pillow book result of Robert and Lu Wu’s passage to Hindustan and the Himalayas.

Like his master Whitman, Scotto describes ‘as accurately as possible what he saw and reflect as honestly as I was able to on what it meant.’ And Lu weaves  her carpet of lurid colors that  can induce you to pack up and head for a very long journey. A stunning mine of riches, the book shows results of crossing borders to become bridges.

Incident on the Orient
Poems by George Wallace
ISBN-81-8250-044-3 2012 Paper pp.63

“An exciting and youthful journey of poems and adventures, we follow with enthusiasm, this young man’s journey to India. To travel to India is to search for yourself. For it is ever true that the journey leads to where you have always been”

-Donavan Leitch


No Child More Perfect & Other Poems
Christi Shannon Kline
ISBN-81-8250-039-7   2012   Paper  pp.82

Watch out!  Christi Shannon Kline’s poems are original.  She speaks her mind: ordinary and desperate,
frank and unfaked and full of feeling.  The poems sing, and we welcome their freshness.

Marie Ponsot– poet, winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award

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