Yuyutsu Sharma is South Asia’s leading poet published by Nirala with growing International acclaim. He is currently in New York City as a visiting poet at Columbia University and had several readings in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Florida and California. He has just returned from Argentina where he had gone to participate in XI International Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
Here is a list of some of his upcoming readings in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
(Only Public readings are listed)
Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00pm
Yuyutsu Sharma Reading with Ruth Danon and David Austell to read at Open Center New York to benefit victims of the Nepal Earthquake at New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016 Phone (212) 219-2527
Pennsylvania and Ohio
Sunday, July 10, 2016, 6;30
Sunday Special with Yuyutsu Sharma and David Austell at Poets’ Hall- 16 W 10th Meeting Room 210, Erie, Pennsylvania 16507 Hosted by Cee Williams
Yuyutsu Sharma to read with David Austell at Barberton Gallery of Fine Art
33 3rd St SE, # 103 Barberton, Akron, Ohio, (330) 328-7619, admission free, donations encouraged. Hosted by Thomas Jenney
Wednesday July 13, 2016, 7.00 to 9.00 pm
Yuyutsu Sharma with Elizabeth Onusko and David Austell at Mac’s Backs– Books on the Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Phone: (216) 321-2665
Friday, July 8, 2016, 7pm
Versions of Quest: Yuyutsu Sharma, Ruth Danon & David Austel
reading to benefit victims of the Nepal Earthquake at New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, New York, NY 10016 Phone (212) 219-2527
Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma will read his fresh poetry from his new book, Quaking Cantos Nepal Earthquake Poems along with American poets, David Austell and Ruth Danon.
Austell will read from his new book, Garuda focused on the Hindu deity. Danon will read from her just published book, Limitless Tiny Boats.
The poets will pay tribute to the people of Nepal and read poetry to celebrate the people’s resilience and faith in life on this earth suffering from limitless human greed and senseless globalization.
Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City, David Austell is the author of Little Creek and Other Poems, containing the best of his work written over a decade, David often depicts memories of his childhood in the small American town where he was raised against the backdrop of the U.S. war in Vietnam and the Cold War Era. Currently, David is working on his third book, The Tin Man, focusing on the life of Saint Joseph of Arimathea. David is also fascinated by the planet Mars. He nevertheless makes his home in Harlem which is a very, very long way from the Tharsis Plain.
Ruth Danon is the author of the poetry collections, Limitless Tiny Boat, (BlazeVOX, October 17, 2015) Living with the Fireman (Ziesing Brothers, 1981), and Triangulation from a Known Point (North Star Line, 1990), and a book of literary criticism, Work in the English Novel (Croom-Helm, 1985). New work is forthcoming i The Florida Review. Her poetry was selected by Robert Creeley for Best American Poetry, 2002, and her poetry and prose have appeared in NOON: The Journal of the Small Poem,Versal, Mead, BOMB, the Paris Review, Fence, the Boston Review, 3rd Bed, Crayon, and many other publications in the U.S. and abroad. She is a professor of creative and expository writing in the School of Professional Studies of New York University and founding Director of the SPS Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshops.
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 Himalayan poet, journalist and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, A Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems, Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, Nepal Trilogy, a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America and Annapurna Poems, Selected & New Poems. Widely traveled author, Yuyu has read his works at several prestigious places and held workshop in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times. He was at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India. Currently, Yuyutsu is in New York as a Visiting Poet at Columbia University. Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home
Yuyutsu Sharma’s Himalayan Recitals: Yuyu will read from his extensive writings, including his newest published work Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems. at The Yoga Exchange Address: 24 Exchange St, Holliston, MA 01746, Phone:(508) 429-9642 Hosted by Kimberly Cozza Collins and Melanie Harrington.
Tuesday, April 12 at 2 pm – 3 pm
Yuyutsu Sharma at Griffen Free Public Library, 22 Hooksett Road, P O Box 308, Auburn, New Hampshire, (603) 483-5374
Wednesday, April 13 at 11pm
Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Dan Szczesny at Moving Mountains – Personal Stories of Perseverance, Juggernaut Fitness, LLC, 141 Old Turnpike Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 Hosted by Jake St. Pierre
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Columbia University Global Poets Series, poetry reading and audience talk‐back with Eliza Griswold at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 West 107th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive, New York NY 10025 Hosted by David Austell : Admission Free
Sunday. May 1, 2016, 1;30-4.00pm
Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Oceanside Library, Long Island, New York, 1:30pm -3:30pm Hosted by Peter Dugan
Tuesday May 3, 2016, 7 pm,
Yuyutsu Sharma at the BookMark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn. NY 11209 Hosted by Anthony Vigorito
Tuesday May 31st, 5:45 – 7:45
Yuyutsu Sharma as Guest Poet at Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach, at Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope Branch, 431 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 Hosted by Anthony Vigorito
Wednesday June 1st, 5:45 – 7:00
YUYUTSU SHARMA TO READ AT RUBIN MUSEUM: HONORING NEPAL IN POETRY AND FILM, HIMALAYAN HERITAGE MEETUP at The Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 Phones: 212.620.5000, 212.620.5000 x344 There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue. Learn more about discounted parking with Central Parking System.SUBWAY: A, C, E to 14th Street (at 8th Avenue), 1 to 18th Street (at 7th Avenue), 2, 3 to 14th Street (at 7th Avenue), F, L, M to 14th Street (at 6th Avenue), N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square http://rubinmuseum.org/
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:30
Yuyutsu Sharma at Port Jefferson Free Library, 631 473-0022 100 Thompson Street Port Jefferson, NY, 11777, 631-473-0022 Fax: 631-473-2903 firstname.lastname@example.org Hosted by Kat Lamberg
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Garuda & New Poems of Astral Planes
David B. Austell
ISBN 978-8182500785 2016 Hard pp.76 Rs.495
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.
-Dr. Meg Harper Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland David B. Austell, Ph.D. is Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City. The Tin Man is David’s third published book of poetry.
The Tin Man,by distinguished American poet and educationist, David B. Austell, is a very moving homage to a little known but charismatic figure in the Christian biblical narratives, Saint Joseph of Arimathea.
Completed after five years of research and writing, The Tin Man is the poet’s magnum opus.Based on meticulous research in myriad source materials including archaeology, alchemy, religious texts, scrolls and murals, poetry and private writings, Austell conceives a grand narrative poem in epic style regarding the key intersections of Joseph of Arimathea’s life both with Pontius Pilate, Roman Governor of Palestine, and with the strange and charismatic Jesus of Nazareth. The poem explores the experiences of a dramatically flawed man, and the transmutation of his inner being in the presence of the Numinous.
Joseph of Arimathea appears as a key figure in the “passion narratives,” those sections of the four Christian Gospels that focus on the trial and death of Jesus in Jerusalem immediately prior to the celebration of the Jewish Passover in 33 A.D. It is here that we learn of Joseph’s status in the community as a wealthy man, a secret follower of Jesus, and a member of the high council of Jerusalem. It is also here that we read of Joseph’s unenviable task in the interment of the maverick rabbi who many believed to be the Son of the Living God. In the apocryphal gospels and later writings, Joseph’s influential role in the early years of the Christian Church is brought to light. For the first time, we are introduced to Joseph of Arimathea as a member of the Davidian royal family, the uncle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the great-uncle of Jesus. Later in the Vulgate, Joseph is referred to as the NobilisDecurio (Noble Decurion). Thereafter he becomes the Roman citizen, provincial Senator, and the legendary Roman superintendent of tin mining operations in the southwestern shires of England. In the final analysis, Austell writes of the life-changes that transform an arrogant and troubled man into a Christian saint, missionary, evangelist, and church leader.
The Tin Man is Joseph of Arimathea’s epic song. As the reader turns the pages, he will find a grand modern day classic which can be read as biography or eclectic rhapsody, either of which demonstrate a vital and visionary saga of great mystery and shared humanity.
Dr. David B. Austell is the Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City. David was previously the Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City for seven years, where he was also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct). David has both 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 (his doctoral dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement). In 1992, he was a Fulbright grantee in Korea and Japan. David has twenty-five years of executive leadership experience in the field of International Education, and is a frequent speaker and writer on International Education issues. David is also a poet, and his first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press. His second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. In 2014, Nirala reissued Little Creek in a revised paperback volume. His fourth book, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2016. David’s poetry has also appeared in Infusion Magazine and The Red Wheel Barrow.
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Austell will read from his books, Little Creek. & Other Poems and Garuda & Other Poems of Astral Plains and his forthcoming ambitious book, The Tin Man based on the enigmatic biblical character of St. Joseph of Armathea.
Nirdoshharuko Nyay, a volume of Austell’s poetry translated into Nepali by Yuyutsu Sharma will be launched.
Some noted Nepalese Poets will also read.
Date: 7 November, 2014, Friday
Time : 3 pm
Venue: Nepal Bar Association Hall,
Ram Shah Path,
Next to Supreme Court, Kathmandu
White Lotus Book Shop,
Kupondole, Lalitpur, Kathmandu
RSVP: 5520248, 9803171925
About David Austell
Raised in Concord, North Carolina (United States), and educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, David Austell studied English Literature at the bachelors and masters levels at UNC where he also completed his Ph.D. in Higher Education, focusing on International Education (his dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, having focused on Chinese students in the United States).
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.
David’s first book of poetry, Little Creek, was published in January 2011 by Nirala Press. His second volume, Garuda (also published by Nirala), was released in March 2012. In 2013, Nirala reissued Little Creek in a revised paperback volume. His fourth book, The Tin Man, is expected from Nirala Press in January 2015.
Dr. David B. Austell is the Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City. David was previously the Assistant Vice President and Director of the Office of Global Services at New York University in New York City for seven years, where he was also an Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School (adjunct).
David is also a musician, and he lives in Brooklyn, with his college sweetheart, Amanda. The Austell’s have two daughters.
Himalayan Poet in NYC
Reading by Yuyutsu Sharma
Friday April 18, 2014 @ 6:15 PM
Poetry Reading in Galleries
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Internationally renowned Himalayan poet, Yuyutsu Sharma gives a reading in the galleries from his books Milarepa’s Bones, Annapurna Poems and Nepal Trilogy and launches his new book, Nine New York Poems, A Prelude to A Blizzard in My Bones: New York.
Over the last couple of years, Yuyutsu Sharma has been working on his new book about New York City. After traveling the world, he has seen an amazing connection between the Himalayas and NYC, ‘these two highest places in the world’ and celebrates their grit and glory in his new book Nine New York Poems, A Prelude to A Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems.
Poet and Professor from NYU, David Austell will introduce Yuyutsu’s creative world and his remarkable journeys across the continent. The gallery reading will be followed by a Q&A with the audience and a book signing in the Spiral Lobby
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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.
Currently, Yuyutsu is in New York as a Visiting Poet at New York University. For half the year, he travels and reads all over the world from his works and conducts creative writing workshops at various universities in North America and Europe. When back home, he goes trekking in the Himalayas.
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.
Now on View
Bodies in Balance:
The Art of Tibetan Medicine
On view through September 8, 2014
Bodies in Balance is a comprehensive look at the ancient and evolving tradition of Tibetan medicine. The art and ideas presented in the galleries are complemented by Museum-wide experiences, including a diverse line-up of programs. Whether you join us for a yoga session, a foodie field trip to Jackson Heights, or interactive workshops with Tibetan doctors, we hope to see you often. Read more
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
Yuyutsu Sharma is South Asia’s leading poet published by Nirala with growing International acclaim. He is currently in New York City as a visiting poet at New York University and had several g readings in New York, Colorado, New Mexico and West Coast. Here is a list of some the immediate readings.
(Only Public readings are listed )
New York City
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.
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014, 6:30 pm, Acclaimed Poet Yuyutsu Sharma to read at
Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 East Main St. / Port Jefferson, NY. Hosted by Katya Johanna: Open to public, Free.( Directions – Take Route 112 north. 112 turns into 25A/Main Street. Turn right at East Main Street (fancy street sign). Go up East Main Street, hooking left to Thompson Street (library on the right side). Turn right on Thompson Street) www.portjefflibrary.org Phone: 631.473.0022.
Monday, Feb 3, 2014, 9,00 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma at The Poet in New York Series with Stephen Motika and Musician Michael Beharie , Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, New York, Hosted by Elizabeth Peters, Co-curated by Nikhil Melnechuk, Open to public, $10.00, also Open Mike http://www.boweryartsandscience.org/ http://www.thepoetinnewyork.com/
Sunday, Feb 2, 2014, 4,00 pm-6:00 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma Phoenix Reading Series @ The Upright Brew with Michael Dorr, Bruce Weber, Joanne Pagano Weber: , 547 Hudson Street NY, NY 10014 212-810-9944 Hosted by Michael Graves : Open to public, An eight dollar ($8) cover buys a drink or pays part of a more expensive, Directions : www.uprightbrewhouse.com
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 7,00 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma The Green Pavilion Poetry Event with David Austell and Valerie Conti.: 4307-18th Ave. Brooklyn (F train to 18th Ave. station. 4307-18th Ave. Bk * * *(F train to 18th Ave. station) Hosted by Evie Ivy : Open to public, $6.00 min. toward restaurant, $3.00 suggested donation.
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014, 3,00 pm, Acclaimed Nepalese Poet to read at Marcus White Living Room, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050 Hosted by Ravi Shankar, Free and open to the public, www.ccsu.edu, http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?id=2272&verbose=63181&backcal=1
Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014: 5:30 pm Yuyutsu Sharma Workshop: Writing Lakes, Mountains and Cities: A Himalayan Experience and Exercise at Mac’s Backs- Books on the Coventry, 1820 Coventry Rd Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118, Registration $10.00 or $5.00 for students.; Please email email@example.com to register. Hosted by Suzanne DeGaetano, www.macsbacks.com, 216-321-2665
Thursday, Feb 13 2014 11 am-12 pm : Yuyutsu Sharma’s The University of Akron Wayne College, SLB Marketplace, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville, OH 44667 330-683-2010 http://wayne.uakron.edu/news-media/promo-detail.dot?promoId=4fbc78f5-f8ee-49c6-a04c-ecf82b4d2b12
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014: 7:00 pm Yuyutsu Sharma A Himalayan Poet in Akron, A Poetry Workshop at @ Rubber City Recording Studios & Polymer City Record Label & Promotions, 68 West Exchange St. Akron, OH 44308. Hosted by Jen Pezzo;The cost of this workshop: $15 per person, $10 per student followed by Open Mic costing $5 for those unable to attend the workshop. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, http://www.polymercityrecords.com/
Friday, Feb 14, 2014: 8:00 pm The New York City Poems from the Himalayan Poet,at Poet’s Hall– The International Fellowship of Poets and Spoken Word Artists 1136 E. Lake Rd, Erie, Pennsylvania Hosted by Cee Williams,