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

Much-awaited Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu Sharma ready for release in August

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.

When you first meet Himalayan poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, you are taken immediately by his quiet passion and reverence for the art and purpose of poetry, which, when taking the stage, he transforms into a voice that crosses continents and soars like the snow in wind that permeates “the solemn silence of sacred sounds” in his beloved Nepal. Through his intercession, poems become chants of eternality.  He has sought the same in the poets represented in his anthology “Eternal Snow,” a hundred voices who, like him, give reverence to the power of words in translating truth through passion into a universal poetic of sacred sounds.”

–James Ragan, Distinguished American Poet  & Author of Too Long a Solitude & The Hunger Wall among others

Yuyu has touched the hearts and minds of a multitude of people and writers around the world, as evidenced in this wonderful book, Eternal Snow…The poetry included in this volume speaks to the constant intersections with Yuyu Sharma, collisions of persons, spirits, literary visions, affect and effect, all of which have at their center this remarkable person and precious talent. It is my delight and honor to be among such a cloud of witnesses.–David Austell in Preface to Eternal Snow

No matter where the poets live, from a small city to large, to countryside or village, Yuyutsu’s poetry and teachings transform writers from across the world, allowing them to reach into their own writing dreams and visions. Indeed, each poet no matter his or her walk in life, whether professional poet, performer, professor, minister, or word-loving hairstylist who scribbles down thoughts about her love for her dying mother, all have discovered his or her own creative awakenings when encountering Yuyutsu Sharma’s work. Yuyutsu’s work has far-reaching effects in personal transformation.–Kathleen Gallagher in Introduction to Eternal Snow

David B. Austell, Ph.D. is Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University in New York City where he is also an Associate Professor of International Education in Teachers CollegeColumbia University (adjunct). David has over thirty years of executive leadership experience in International Education, and is a frequent writer and presenter in his professional field. 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; his doctoral dissertation, The Birds in the Rich Forest, concerned Chinese students in the United States during the Student Democracy Movement. David was a Fulbright Fellow in Japan and Korea in 1992. He is also a poet, and his third book of poetry, The Tin Man (regarding the life of St. Joseph of Arimathea), is forthcoming from Nirala Press in 2017.

 Kathleen D. Gallagher is a poet, writer, editor, graphic artist, and distinguished senior lecturer of English at the University of Akron/Wayne College.  She is an award-winning writer (Honorable Mention for the feature article, “Cutting Storm” (2007), and Honorable Mention for the essay, “Flying Objects” (2011) in Writer’s Digest competitions). Kathleen’s poetry has appeared in journals including the South Coast Poetry Journal: Issue #15 (Honorable Mention for the poem, “Focal Point,” judged by writer/poet James Dickey). In the graphic arts, her collage, “One Woman,” was chosen for the cover of Pushcart nominee Michelle Reale’s book, If All They Had Were Their Bodies (Burning River Press, 2011).  Kathleen was a finalist in the Writing Knights Press First Grand Tournament which resulted in her first poetry chapbook, I See Things are Falling. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in December 2012. In addition to her writing, poetry, and artwork, Kathleen has edited several books including Footpaths to Ancient Campsites in Copley Township, Ohio, by Robert Haag (2006); and Dialogue with a Christian Proselytizer, by Todd Allan Gates (2006).

The Poets of Eternal Snow:

John Clarke

Tracie Morell

Lori Ann Kusterbeck

David Ray

James Ragan

Ravi Shankar

Eileen O’Connor

Gorka Lasa

Pascale Petit

Elena Karina Byrne

Chuck Joy

Lorraine Conlin

Paul Nash &

Denise La Neve

Andrew Taylor

Amarendra Khatua

Meera Ekkanath Klein

Eskimo Pie

Christi Shannon Kline

Revigya Joshi

Kathleen D Gallagher

David Austell

Maria Heath Beckett

Renay Sanders

Shawn Aveningo

Juan Carlos Abril

Tim Kahl

Dom Kafley

Judy Ray

Tera Vale Regan

Diane Frank

Lady K (Kathy Smith)

Karen Corinne Herceg

Kate Lamberg

Penny Kline

Sharon Metzler-Dow

M. L. Williams

Robert Scotto

Nicole Barriere

Anne Fritz

Ruth Danon

Tim Tomlinson

Mary E. Weems

Roopa Ramamoorthi

Dan Szczesny

Nancy Aidé Gonzalez

Nancy R Lange

Michael Graves

Eugene Hyon

Marcus Bales

Peter V. Dugan

Aixia de Villanova

Leah Taylor

Cristina Querrer

Bari Falese

Agnes Marton

Patricia Carragon

Dd. Spungin

Verónica Aranda

Samantha Bear

Darlene Costello

Mindy Kronenberg

David Axelrod

Tony Barnstone

Russ Green

Alessandra Francesca

Nabina Das

Ronnie Norpel

Eddie Woods

Kim Nuzzo

Cliff Fyman

Barun Bajracharya

Shreejana Bhandari

Charles Peter Watson

Christopher Wheeling

Merik van der Torren

Art Good Times

Robin Mets

Erica Mapp

Bill Wolak

Roxanne Hoffman

Civa Bhusal

James Romano

D. B. Meltzer 

Cee Williams

Bidur Prasad Chaulagain

Vicki Iorio

Barbara Novack

\Mary Ryan Garcia

Theresa Göttl Brightman

Steve Brightman

Jack Tar

Kymberly Avinasha Brown

Catherine Gigante-Brown

Marion Palm

Hélène Cardona

André Baum

Phillip Giambri

Devin Wayne Davis

Alex Symington

Rajesh Siddharth

Marisa Moks-Unger

Lorraine  Bouchard

Don Carroll

Anthony Murphy

Timothy Gager

John J. Trause

Jack Locke
Anuj Ghimire

Elaine Karas-Shadle

Irene O’ Garden

Allegra Jostad Silberstein

Gaurav Bhattarai

Su Polo

Ernie Burns

Roger McClain

Ken Ruan

Jen Pezzo

Marcus Calvert

Thomas Jenney

Judi Chabola

Bishwa  Sigdel

Carolyn Wells

Arun Budhathoki

Carol Hebald

Melissa Hobbs

Jan Garden Castro

Swati Sharma



 

Yuyutsu Sharma to read as Special Guest at Molloy College, Long Island, New York

 

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, 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), 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 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012, 2017). 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.

Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) have appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Cosmopoetica, Cordoba, Spain, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Columbia University, New York, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has 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.

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

The Library of Congress has nominated his book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

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. Yuyutsu is the Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and has just returned from Argentina where had had gone to participate in 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.

 

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.

village-women-by-hari-thapa

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