Poet Yuyutsu Reads at Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge

Poet Yuyutsu Reads
When
Fri, April 10, 7pm – 9pm
Where
Grolier Poetry Book Shop,
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States (map)
http://www.grolierpoetrybookshop.org/

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Description

Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in my Bones, (2014), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, New Delhi 2012). Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. Currently,
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.
He is in New York as a Visiting Poet at New York University.

Announcing New Edition of Yuyutsu Sharma’s Space Cake, Amsterdam, and Other Poems from Europe and America

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Space Cake, Amsterdam & Other Poems from Europe and America

Yuyutsu RD Sharma
ISBN-81-8250-059-1 2014 Hard pp. 100

Sharma is “a shaman…black bag bulging / from magical rainbows, / serpents from an Hindu Heaven, / skull of an abducted female Yeti,” and he casts spells in these strange, visionary, outrageous and magical poems.’
Tony Barnstone
The Albert Upton Professor and Chair of English
Whittier College, Author/Translator of Everyman’s Chinese Erotic Poems

A fiercely sublime poet …the book confirms an enormous talent, as well as purity of purpose with which he approaches his calling. Lines jump out, burning themselves into your consciousness.
Eddie Woods in Amsterdam Weekly

Yuyutsu RD Sharma brings the bracing airs of the Himalayas to any city. His vigorous, expansive and elemental poems leave Yeti tracks on the streets and mule trails on the Tube. They are packed with rapturous couplings of the urban and the feral.
Pascale Petit, Former Poetry Editor, Poetry London

Most noted, justifiably, for his poems about his native India/Nepal, Mr Sharma proves in this volume that he is a genuine poet of the English-speaking world whose gentle yet ironic gaze is equally at home in the west, and equally adept with cultures which must have been as strange to him at first as the Yeti is to us.

So, if you want a glimpse of the future, when cosmopolitan writers cross borders and enrich techniques, Space Cake, Amsterdam is an excellent place to start. Mr Sharma is living proof that English has become the medium for international cultural exchange, and that poets of his skill and scope are its chroniclers and sages.
Robert Scotto
Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
Baruch College, CUNY