Nirala’s most ambitious book, Eternal Snow, is finally out, available on Amazon

Eternal Snow is finally out, available on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500885

Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of  One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

 Edited by David Austell & Kathleen D Gallagher

ISBN : 81-8250-088-5 2017 Paperback pp 309 plus  24 Photo pages

Eternal Snow is a testament to the power of words to inspire, encourage, and heal across vastly disparate cultures and distant places. Over one hundred and twenty-five poets from around the world come together in this anthology to explore their interactions, collisions, and intersections with Yuyutsu Sharma, renowned Himalayan poet, journalist, translator, and editor from Kathmandu, Nepal.The book is a clear example of the new world itinerancy of the modern poet, and the global efficacy of poetry, in that Yuyu’s world travels have touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people who have heard his readings around the world and read his words in print and on-line. Not all the contributors are professional poets. Eternal Snow also captures the poetic voices of a hairstylist, a photographer, a Yoga teacher, a priest, a nurse, and a social scientist. In these pages, a young poet in Kathmandu sees her late father in Yuyu’s face; a social worker conjures the Goddess of the Children while serving the Bhutanese refugees in California; a New York University professor ponders an Asian challenge: setting her house on fire to become a real poet. The results captured in these poems attest to the literary collisions which occur when global poets meet. Eternal Snow is a singular, remarkable, and moving work of art. Includes poetry by John Clarke David Ray James Ragan Ravi Shankar Eileen O’Connor Gorka Lasa Pascale Petit Elena Karina Byrne Chuck Joy Andrew Taylor Amarendra Khatua Ruth Danon Tim Tomlinson Verónica Aranda David Axelrod Tony Barnstone Art Good Times Robin Mets Barbara Novack Hélène Cardona Irene O’ Garden Carolyn Wells Diane Frank Bill Wolak and Others

CONTENTS

PREFACE/5
INTRODUCTION/9

POETRY

All the Way from Kathmandu
John Clarke / 23

It is so dark so I made me a torch
Tracie Morell / 25

Old Ways
Lori Ann Kusterbeck / 26

Oppositely Charged Ions
Ravi Shankar / 28

Annapurna’s Mercy
Eileen O’Connor / 30

Solar tear
Gorka Lasa / 31

Machapuchere (Fishtail Mountain)
Pascale Petit / 33

The Mountain man and Cold Fish
Chuck Joy / 35

Getting High
Lorraine Conlin / 36

Yuyutsu
Paul Nash &
Denise La Neve / 37

hello yuyutsu
Andrew Taylor / 38

for yuyutsu
Amarendra Khatua / 39

Ancestral Home
Meera Ekkanath Klein / 40

Three Poems
Sometime
Whose Lodge Is This in the Holy Sky?
Who We are
Eskimo Pie / 42

His Dark Eyes
Christi Shannon Kline / 45

From a Lotus Petal
Revigya Joshi / 48

Two Poems
Snow
After Tagore
David Ray / 50

Two Poems
Lake Erie: Daughter of Sorrows
Failure to Bloom
Kathleen D Gallagher/52

Two Poems
The Judgment of Innocents
Three Kathmandu Poems
David B. Austell/56

Parnassus to New York
Maria Heath Beckett / 63

Moving Everest
James Ragan / 70

Stateside
Renay Sanders / 72

Himalayas
Shawn Aveningo / 74

El Cartero Del Rey
The King’s Postman
Juan Carlos Abril / 76

Yak Brothers
Tim Kahl / 79

Ode to a Himalayan Poet
Dom Kafley / 81

Travel in Solo Class
Judy Ray / 83

Below the Tatra Mountains
Tera Vale Regan / 84

Four Poems
Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines
Letter To Scott From The Waterfall
Letter From A Secret Mountain Place
Last Night In The Himalayas
Diane Frank / 86

Of Yuyu
Lady K (Kathy Smith) / 92

In the Silence of the Snow
Karen Corinne Herceg / 93

Two Poems
Ushas
Namaste
Kate Lamberg / 94

O Holy Bagmati River
Penny Kline / 97

Burning on the Pyre
Sharon Metzler-Dow / 99

Tibetan Still Life, Pokhara, Nepal
M. L. Williams / 102

Two Poems
The Durbar of Nepal
Pinnacles
Robert Scotto / 104

Exile
Nicole Barriere / 107

Four Poems
To Yuyu
On the E train
After Yuyu
At Gray’s Papaya on Broadway
Anne Fritz / 108

Intersections
Irene O’Garden / 112

Vocation
Ruth Danon / 113

Three Poems
The Forehead of the sky
To slap my Face
A Dawn of Democracy
Mary E. Weems / 115

The little Lamp of Mine
Roopa Ramamoorthi / 117

The Summoner
Dan Szczesny  / 119

Seven Stanzas for Yuyutsu Sharma
Nancy Aidé Gonzalez / 121

The Circle
Nancy R Lange / 123

Four Poems
Easter Monday
Climb
Sleepers
Imperfect Human
Michael Graves / 126

Pilgrimage to Changu Narayan
Eugene Hyon / 130

Meeting Sharma
Marcus Bales / 132

Poems
Peter V. Dugan / 133

Beasts are awakening…
Aixia de Villanova / 134

Hey you there, in a Katmandu bookshop
Leah Taylor / 137

Man from the mountains
Cristina Querrer / 139

Two Poems
New Have you been to Tibet?
Incense
Bari Falese / 141

Two Poems
Vertigo
Travelmarvel
Agnes Marton / 144

Two Poems
Living in Silence
Outdoor Yoga Meditation Haiku
Patricia Carragon / 147

Long After
Dd. Spungin / 149

Ayer anochecía en Katmandú
Yesterday Dusk Was Falling in Kathmandu
Verónica Aranda / 151

This is Yuyutsu
Samantha Bear / 155

Great Divides
Darlene Costello / 158

Three Poems
City Gardener
Veiled
Yahrzeit
Mindy Kronenberg / 159

Yuyutsu in America
David Axelrod / 162

Two Poems
Beast in the Apartment
The Parable of the Burning
House
Tony Barnstone / 163

Dhaulagiri
Russ Green / 168

After Yuyu
Alessandra Francesca / 170

The Quataquatatankua
Nabina Das / 171

Sharma Charms
Ronnie Norpel / 176

Two Poems
This Time in Kathmandu
Bishnu’s (pie & chi)
Eddie Woods / 177

Two Poems
It Will Not Be Apparent from the Crazy Circus

From the Crazy Circus
Kim Nuzzo / 180

My Looks
Cliff Fyman / 182

One Rupee
Barun Bajracharya / 185

The Birth of Sagarmatha
Charles Peter Watson / 186

Want
Christopher Wheeling / 188

Voor Yuyutsu,
For Yuyutsu,
Merik van der Torren / 189

After Li Po
Art Good Times / 191

All That Falls
Robin Mets / 194

Landscape with Snow
Erica Mapp / 195

Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma
Bill Wolak / 197

Someday you will understand
Roxanne Hoffman / 200

Two Poems
Wishes
Your Smile
Civa Bhusal / 202

I’ll simply proceed
D. B. Meltzer / 204

Untitled Gypsy Poem
Cee Williams / 205

If you die one day
Bidur Prasad Chaulagain / 207

Namaste
Vicki Iorio / 208

What Matters
Barbara Novack / 210

Sherpa Wisdom
Mary Ryan Garcia / 211
Blue Panther Grey
Theresa Göttl Brightman / 214

A Steady Trundle of Footfalls
Steve Brightman / 216

The Dirt the Dirt
Jack Tar / 218

Upon Meeting Maya
Kymberly Avinasha Brown / 220

Namaste
Catherine Gigante-Brown / 221

Meeting Yuyutsu Sharma
Marion Palm / 223

Three Poems
My Mother Ceridwen
Peregrine Pantoum
Parallel Keys
Hélène Cardona / 225

Pre-Acid
André Baum / 229

I’m an “Open Mic Gypsy”
Phillip Giambri / 231

Kirat
Devin Wayne Davis / 235

Spice
Alex Symington / 237
A Poet of Higher Realms
Rajesh Siddharth / 238

Trust
Trust, Regained
Marisa Moks-Unger/ 240
Nepal
Lorraine Bouchard / 242

Your Tongue Discovers My Body
Shreejana Bhandari / 244

Song Of Livin For This
Don Carroll / 245

I gave Yuyu a Hug
Anthony Murphy / 247

Two Poems
Prayer By a Stream
This, To the Bear
Timothy Gager / 249

Pedi-Jealousy in the Court
John J. Trause / 251

The Snow In Nepal
Jack Locke / 253

On Everest
Anuj Ghimire / 254

The Friendship Key
Elaine Karas-Shadle / 255

Two Poems
Imagine a red circle here…
The Invisible Spirit Of Why
Elena Karina Byrne / 256

Two Poems
Forehead of the Sky
Gates of the Valley
Allegra Jostad Silberstein/ 259

Be the Sun that doesn’t burn
Gaurav Bhattarai / 261
Two Poems
Spiral Flight
Little Dish
Su Polo / 263

The Evening Lingers
Roger McClain / 265

The Belle on 8th
Ken Ruan / 266

Yuyutsu Sharma at Akron Night Murmurs
Jen Pezzo / 268

Cold Skin
Marcus Calvert / 269

Untitled
Thomas Jenney / 270

Our mother died on a Sunday
Judi Chabola / 271

Ebb Tide at Helambu
Bishwa Sigdel / 272

Prayer to Annapurna Devi Maa
Carolyn Wells/ 274

Four Poems
The Itinerary Poet
Meeting the Poet
If you wanna be Mad
My Guru
Arun Budhathoki / 275

Two Poems
How a Living Bird Became a Jewel
Our Lady Duse
Carol Hebald / 279

Two Poems
To the Goddess of the Children
Magnolia Home
Melissa Hobbs / 282

Morning, Buddha’s 2600th birthday
Jan Garden Castro/ 284

Four Poems
Fetuses, I & II
Looking For Mikey
Rush Hour Sonnet
I Go Down
Tim Tomlinson /285

One Early Morning
James Romano / 289

The Goddess in the Sky
Stood behind Him
Ernie Burns / 291

ETA
Swati Sharma / 293

The Editors of
Eternal Snow/ 297

The Poets of
the Eternal Snow/ 299

Yuyutsu Sharma to read as Poet-in-Residence at Brownstone Poetry Anthology launch in Brooklyn

Little Machines Fill Their Sky by Bob Heman




 

First Brownstone Poets 2017 Anthology Book Event

A Celebration of Poetry and Prose from Poets from

Brownstone Poets Reading Series Held in Brooklyn Heights


The list of readers from this anthology is growing, as well as the excitement!

Our Poet-in-Residence, Yuyutsu RD Sharma 

Barbara Rosenthal

Bob Heman

Brenda J. Gannam

Cindy Hochman

Daniela Gioseffi

Elizabeth Ann Todras

Erica Mapp

Francine Witte

Gabriel Don

James McMenamin

Jan GardenCastro

John A. Todras

Joseph Charles Rebis Jr.

Karen Neuberg

Linda Lerner

Noel David Cohen

Olivia Wu

Patricia Carragon

Robert Gibbons

Rosalie Calabrese

Sarah Sarai

Steve Dalachinsky

Tina Chan

Yoko Otomo

Zev Torres


Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m. 

Park Plaza Restaurant

220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn Hts., NY  11201

718-596-5900

Free Admission— OPEN MIC

SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St.   A, C to High St.  4, 5 to Borough Hall

For more directions:

Please check the MTA’s “The Weekender” for all transit updates.

Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year’s sixty-four reader-contributors listed below, as well as our loyal attendees. Without their love for, and dedication to, our reading series, this anthology would not have been possible.

We are proud to have the Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma as our poet in residence. We would also like to honor this year’s guest poet, Bruce Weber, and pay tribute to our fellow poets Bill Pyles and Frank Simone, who recently passed away.

This collection of poetry, infused with Brooklyn imagery, is our contribution to the vibrant creative spirit in the borough of Kings.

Planning on the Second Event at the Brooklyn Public Library in Park Slope for September. Stay tuned . . . 

Dear Contributors:


you can read at both events if you like. You can read either from the anthology or both. At Park Plaza Restaurant, you can read for three to five minutes, depending on the attendance. Remember, time at the library must be kept to three minutes or less. For those contributors who have never rec’d their comp copy, you can pick it up at any Brownstone Poets reading, etc. 

Additional books on sale at the readings for $12

You can order additional books 

on Amazon.com for $17.99

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1544703740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1544703749
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches

Kindle edition for $6.99

Leading Indian Daily, The Hindu’s short review of Yuyutsu Sharma’ “A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems

Leading Indian Daily, The Hindu’s short review of Yuyutsu Sharma’ “A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems
http://www.thehindu.com/books/Reading-Room/article17193166.ece
“A collection of poems about the ‘world’s first city’ by a Himalayan poet, the book, explores Yuyutsu Sharma’s transformation into a New Yorker. It speaks of colliding cultures, of an artist whose fate it is to wander, and a tender but triumphant vision of a metropolis that belongs to all the world’s people.”
–The Hindu
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Leading American Magazine Drunken Boat’s 24th Issue with Special Himalayan Arts Folio edited by Yuyutsu Sharma released

http://www.drunkenboat.com/db24

Annapurna Note News

America’s leading online magazine, Drunken Boat launches Folio feature on Nepalese poetry and arts

http://www.annapurnapost.com/annanote/news/1563/America%E2%80%99s-leading-online-magazine,-Drunken-Boat-launches-Folio-feature-on-Nepalese-poetry-and-arts

KATHMANDU – Drunken Boat, America’s oldest online magazine is going to publish its 24th issue with a special focus on Nepal and Himalayan Arts. The poems are edited and translated by world renowned Himalayan poet Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma. The issue will include 35 poets and select artists from Nepal.

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Evoking the spirit of New Nepal and themes of love, war and hunger, the folio ranges from older generations poet Gopal Prasad Rimal, Krishan Bhakta Shrestha Bhupi Sherchan, Bimal Nibha, Shailendra Sakar, Purna Viram, Shyamal, Hari Adhikary, Yuyutsu Sharma along with younger generation poets like Buddhi Sagar Chepain, Chunky Shrestha, Padma Gautam, Keshab Silwal, Arun Budhathoki and Promod Snehi. Also, works of Shashi Shah, Hari Khadka, Ragni Upadhyaya, Kiran Manansdhar and Niresh Sainju and others have been featured.

The issue also includes Yuyutsu Sharma’s exhaustive introduction “A Quiet Space for Poetry in Nepal.” outlining the Nepali poetry’s history and its current scenario.

The literary giant is also planning to bring the issue in a book format with some additional translations from Yuyutsu Sharma later along with a Special section on Nepalese woman poets.

It is the first time ever in the history of Nepali literature that a foreign publisher is publishing the works from the Himalayan nation. Most importantly, the issue also focuses on Himalayan arts.

In words of Drunken Boat Editor, Erica Mena, “It’s a gorgeous issue, full of some of the best work I’ve seen in our pages.”

http://www.annapurnapost.com/annanote/news/1563/America%E2%80%99s-leading-online-magazine,-Drunken-Boat-launches-Folio-feature-on-Nepalese-poetry-and-arts

 

Pocket Edition of Yuyutsu Sharma and Andreas Stimm’s Nepal Trilogy out!

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Nepal Trilogy Selection – Poems and pictures

EXPLORE & REMEMBER NEPAL
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Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang – Selected Edition 2015- with Map & Postcard!

Poems by Yuyutsu R. D. Sharma
Hasselblad Photographs by Andreas Stimm

Photographs and Poetry about the Nepal areas of Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang. A Hasselblad-XPan documentary coffee-table book.

Hardcover, 200 pages, over 100 panoramic photographs, 15 poems, extra map: Everest & Annapurna (42 cm x 60 cm).

“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. Each page transports you to a magical and timeless world which, alas, is condemned slowly to disappear as modernization, new roads, and environmental degradation combine to depopulate these remote areas.”

His Excellency Mr. Keith George Bloomfield

Former British Ambassador to Nepal
Visit: http://www.explore.nepal-trilogy.de/

Yuyutsu Sharma to read with David Austell at the Rubin Museum

Friday, Feb 7, 2014, 6:00-8:30 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell, guests of the Rubin Museum of Art’s Himalayan Heritage Meetup Group, Theme: Love Poetry of the 6th Dalai Lama, Hosted by Tashi Chodron, Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, New York, www.rmanyc.org. Phone: (212) 620-5000. Free and open to public.
Meet in the Museum’s café at 6:00 pm.

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We are excited to invite you to the next session of the Himalayan Heritage Meet up group on Friday, February 7, from 6-8:30PM. This month, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are inspired by the love poetry of the famous 6th Dalai Lama. Tsangyang Gyatso! We will meet in the Museum’s Serai Café at 6PM, then head to the galleries where we will explore some images and listen to poetry written by this unusual figure with our host, Tashi Chodron.

This month, we have the great opportunity to welcome two distinguished guest poets, Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell from NYU. After our gallery experience, we will move to our Education Center where Yuyutsu Sharma will read from his book, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu: 33 New Poems and David Austell will read from his new book. Garuda and Other Poems of Astral Plains accompanied by music and images. Afterwards we will all learn the melody to one of the 6th Dalai Lama’s renowned poems and socialize with some Valentine’s Day themed refreshments.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Date: Friday, February 7
Time: Meet in museum Café at 6:00. We move to the education Center at 6:45.

YUYU-DAVID

David B. Austell
David B. Austell is Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City, where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct). 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. In 1992, David was a Fulbright grantee in Japan and Korea. The love of poetry grows from deep roots, and in David’s case from his parents: his mother who sent poetry, sacred and secular, to him all through college with her letters, and his father who read Shakespeare and Coleridge to him as a child.

Yuyutsu RD Sharma
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.

More about the poets can be had at www.niralapublications.com