Yuyutsu Sharma Reading from Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems at LA Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

APRIL 22 – 23, 2017 | USC CAMPUs

Sunday, April 23 • 4:40pm – 5:00pm
 Yuyutsu Sharma, Reading from ‘Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems’

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Yuyutsu Sharma

recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange & The Institute for the | Translation of Hebrew Literature, is a distinguished Himalayan poet. Currently Visiting Poet at Columbia University, Sharma has published ten poetry collections and just finished a memoir on Nepal earthquakes, “Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems.” Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world but… Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2017 4:40pm – 5:00pm
Poetry Stage, Signing Area 5

The Other Voice offers a bonus reading this spring featuring well-known Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma.

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The Other Voice, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, offers a bonus reading this spring featuring well-known Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma.
Allegra Silberstein will open for Yuyutsu making this a very special occasion.
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DATE/TIME:           TUESDAY June 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m.  
ADDRESS:             27074 Patwin Road, Davis (in the library)
 
Refreshments and open mic follow the reading
 
Yuyutsu Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He is currently the Visiting Poet at Columbia University in New York and will visit Argentina in June to participate in the International Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires. 
 
Yuyutsu has published nine poetry collections including,  A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012),  and  Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de ) 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.
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He is the 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.
 
Widely traveled, he has read his works at several prestigious venues and  held workshops in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast; University of Ottawa; South Asian Institute; Heidelberg University, Germany; University of California, Davis; Sacramento State University and New York University.  
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When he is not traveling the world reading his poetry and conducting workshops, Yuyutsu spends his time trekking in the Himalayas.
 
Allegra Silberstein Poet Laureate Emerita of the City of Davis has been widely published in journals and in several anthologies.  Her chapbooks include Acceptance by Small Poetry Press; In the Folds by Rattlesnake Review and Through Sun-glinting Particlespublished by Parallel Press in Madison, Wisconsin.  In 2015, her book, West of Angels was published by Cold River Press.  She is also the long time host of The Other Voice.