Yuyutsu Sharma’s Lost Horoscope Book Party in Brooklyn

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Lost Horoscope Book Party in Brooklyn

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Lost Horoscope book party

Oct 22 at 2 pm at Flatiron Restaurant

397 5th Avenue , Brooklyn, New York, NY, United States, New York (718) 965-4000

Distinguished fellow poets David Austell, Ruth Danon , Fran Antmann , Michael Graves, Anna Halberstadt, Carrie Magness Radna Carolyn Wells, Ellen Lytle

and others will read from their books and speak at event

RSVP: pratikmagsubmissions@gmail.com


Lost Horoscope & Other New Poems by Yuyutsu Sharma ISBN 978-8195781638 Hardcover

Amazon USA : https://www.amazon.com/dp/8195781632?ref=myi_title_dp Amzon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/8195781632?ref=myi_title_dp Amazon India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/8195781632?ref=myi_title_dp Amazon CANADA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/8195781632?ref=myi_title_dp

“The world-renowned Himalayan poet”

—The Guardian

Like “globes of light” along a narrow path through “blind night,” these syncopating couplets offer neither escape nor absolution, but something more tangible for “bleary-eyed wanderers”: Company along the way.”

—Charles Bernstein

“Yuyutsu Sharma should be known as The Himalayan Neruda”

—Mike Graves

Yuyutsu Sharma is one of the finest poets on planet earth”

— Sean Thomas Dougherty, author, The Second O of Sorrow

Lost Horoscope is a grand poem of loss, healing and recovery in the Covid times by Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma. The title poem captures, in words of American poet James Ragan, “an enlarged memory of his childhood and his creative will to recover and rediscover what healing eternal truths lay, lost and buried in our collective unconscious decades and centuries ago.”

The book also showcases 13 new poems that Yuyutsu wrote before the Pandemic and bear testimony to his evolution as a poet, celebrating diversity of multiple forms and faith. Here folk imagination fuses with the personal histories to recreate his encounters with the wayward shadows of his relentless travels around the globe: a young woman revealing her actual age in a Chengdu bar, a lost lover on the flagstone steps of the Annapurna’s steepest climb, a stranger’s request to compose a poem at a birthday party in a San Francisco, a scorpion scar on the marble shoulder of an Australian interpreter in Beijing Book bar, the sighting of jasmine flowers at Vishnu’s alter at a Boston Art Exhibit, a hillside grandma’s advice revealing the wisdom of eating ants to improve eyesight and a demon child on a giant swing ready to unhinge the hunger of the huddled huts in the high Himalayas. In the final poem, the poet reminisces on his life wondering where the story of his travels around the world would come to an end.

These powerful, humane and heart-rendering poems composed in the heat and hush of Yuyutsu’s travels are true jasmine jewels of the modern-day wisdom restored to seek solace in our turbulent times. Another tour de force from the maestro who makes his living as a poet and wears his world and his vocation like his coat to create eternal gems of the contemporary times.

“I feel unable to praise Yuyutsu Sharma’s new collection adequately. I think of Whitman, Neruda, Lorca. Sharma is a fever and river, at moments a rhapsody and the gods sing through him even his workshop is messy. Yuyutsu Sharma should be known as The Himalayan Neruda not only for the torrents of images and compassion and outrage in his poetry but for the range of his subjects, themes and imagery. Reading him I feel as I do when reading Neruda that he could make first rate poetry out of anything, as he ranges like a vartic voice of the Himalayas through the natural beauties of Nepal and cities of the world.”

Mike Graves, American poet and teacher, City University of New York, author, A Prayer for the Less Violent Offenders

“A mini epic of recovered and enlarged memory.”

Robert Scotto, Author, Imagined Secrets, Professor, Baruch College

“There’s a brilliance in the mind of the poet whose imagination created this gem of a poem out of the “crumpled calendar of chaos,” aptly called the “Lost Horoscope.” I was hypnotically immersed in the structure of steps that each stanza offered, hurling the reader down into memory, into the “wingless realm of illogical proclamations” and the resultant “wasteful heap of despair,” while seeking “solace, sleep, and salvation” to arrive at the epiphany that “perhaps all those prophesies were true.” Like an Eliot poem, to gain the enlightenment inherent in this poem, you must read the poem again to capture the nuance and metaphysics of the allusions connecting each image, each stanza, to recover the revelatory “medley of omens” leading to the abyss of “imminent doom.” One must journey, “sight fractured,” through the “moldy world of rickety realities” –typhoid, covid– while “humming the prayers, drenched in the Monsoon showers of the Himalayan valleys rolling in the world of spirits and sages.” Like the poet, one must risk the life of his creative will to recover and rediscover what healing eternal truths lay, lost and buried in our collective unconscious decades and centuries ago… a magnificent sight-healing journey.” 

— James Ragan, the Emerson Poetry Prize, NEA Fellowship, the Swan Foundation Humanitarian Award

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 Ram Dass Sharma is a world renowned Himalayan poet and translator.

He has published ten poetry collections including, The Second Buddha Walk, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems, Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, Nepal Trilogy, Space Cake, Amsterdam and Annapurna Poems. Four books of his poetry have appeared in French, Spanish and Slovenian.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, P.E.N, Paris, Whittier College, California, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Cosmopoetica, Cordoba, Spain, The Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Lu Xun Literary Institute, Beijing, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, FIP, Buenos Aires, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua, Nehru Center, London, Beijing Normal University, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, London Olympics 2012, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has held workshops in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Beijing Open University, New York University, New York and Columbia University, New York.

In 2020, his work was showcased at Royal Kew Gardens in an Exhibit, “Travel the World at Kew.” Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world and conducts Creative Writing workshops at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

Currently, Yuyutsu Sharma edits Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.

Yuyutsu Sharma to read with distinguished Irish Poets in Dublin

To celebrate the 75 years of India’s Independence, the Indian Embassy in Ireland hosts an evening of poetry and music where Yuyutsu Sharma reads with distinguished Irish poets, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Michael O’ Loughlin, Gabriel Rosenstock, Emer Davis , Judith Mok, Anne Tannam , Patrick Chapman, (with Reeti Mishra as Special Guest), in Dublin the Foxrock residence, Indian Embassy in Ireland event 8 oct, 5 and 7pm A high tea with poetry and music Host: Indian Embassy in Ireland

Yuyutsu Sharma’s 2022 Irish and American Tour

Sunday 2 Oct, 2022 2 pm Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Droichead Art Centre with Drogheda Creative Writers Host: Marian Clarke

Tuesday Oct 4. 6 pm to 7 pm Translating poetry to and from Nepali with Yuyutsu Sharma Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation 36 Fenian Street D02 CH22 Dublin, Ireland https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/421269106237/

Friday 7 Oct, 2022. 8 pm Yuyutsu Sharma  reads with Michael Coady and Mark Roper, , Poetry Plus – Carrick-on-Sui Hosted by Margaret O’ Brien

Saturday 8 Oct,2022 5-7 pm :Yuyutsu  Sharma reading with Irish Poets, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain, Michael O’ Loughlin, Gabriel Rosenstock, Emer Davis , Judith Mok,  Anne Tannam , Patrick Chapman, (with Reeti Mishra as Special Guest), in Dublin the Foxrock residence, Indian Embassy in Ireland event 5 and 7pm A high tea with poetry and music Host: Indian Embassy in Ireland.

United States

Saturday, October 29, 4:00pm Yuyutsu Sharma will read his poetry at the Sacramento Poetry Alliance Salon, Residence in Land Park, 1169 Perkins Way, Sacramento, CA.. After the reading, there will be music and October Festivities with food.

Sunday, October 30, 2:00pm Yuyutsu will be reading his poetry at the beautiful Chateau Davell Winery, 3020 Vista Tierra Drive in Camino, CA. To be followed by an Open Mic.

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022. Yuyutsu Sharma reading at Whittier College, 13406 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601 Host: Tony Barnstone

Wednesday, 9 November, 2022, 8:00 pm. Yuyutsu RD Sharma reading at Poor Mouth Writers’ Night feat with Soren Stockman at An Beal Bocht 445 W 238th St, New York, NY, United States, New York Host: Melinda Wilson

Saturday, 12 November, 2022, Yuyutsu RD Sharma reading Live Poetry  with Stephen Massimilla and Mary Lau Buschi, Beacon, NY Host: Ruth Danon

Sunday, 13 November, 2022, 7: 00 pm, Yuyutsu RD Sharma at Mike Grave’s Phoenix reading Busstop Cafe, West Village, Host: Michael Graves

Friday, 18 November Time: 6:30-8:30 Yuyu reading at Yale Club with Jeton Kelmendi from Kosovo, Bill Wolak & Others at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue (between 44th & 45th Streets across from Grand Central Station)  New York, NY 10017 either 17th or 18th  floor (TBA) by invitation only Sultan Catto, Host: SCatto@gc.cuny.edu Bill Wolak, Coordinator williamwolak@netzero.net

Saturday 19 November, 2022 Time: 6:00 Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Amirthanayagam, Sara Cahill Marron and Robin Hemley in New York Writers Workshop Reading Series at Underland Gallery, 457 77th Street, Unit #1, Brooklyn, NY 11209, btw 4th Ave and 5th Ave (ground level). Take the R Train to 77th St. & 4th Ave. Brooklyn, head east ⅔ of a block from station. Host:Tim Tomlinson

Sunday, 20 November, 2022 Time: 6:30-8:30 Yuyu featuring at Ray MacNeice’s Monthly event, Cleveland Ohio.

Monday- 21 November, 2022 Time: 6:30 pm to 8 00 pm Yuyutsu Sharma at Poetry in the Valley, Workshop followed by a reading .GAR Hall Peninsula Hosted by Renay Sanders

Tuesday, 22 November, 2022 Time: 6:00 pm to 8 00 pm Special Guest at Express Yourself Live on the Mic with Miss Mabeline, CAM 142 West 12thStreet Erie,Pa. Phone 814-572-0985. Hosted by Mabel Howard

Friday, 2 Dec, 2022 Calling All Poets reading with Mary Louise and Michael O’Mara, Beacon, NY

Sunday 11 Dec, 2022 6:30 pm.Yuyutsu Sharma reading with David Austell Ruth Danon Stephen Massimilla Hilary Sideris Fran Antmann Mervyn Taylor Paola Corso Mike Graves Steven Klett Jack Tar & Others Upcoming Christmas Poetry Reading and celebration of Stronger than Fear Anthology, Flatiron Restaurant Parkslope, 397 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 Phone 718 965 4000

Monday, 12 Dec, 2022, 6;30; Yuyutsu Sharma featuring in the Phoenix Reading at Shades of Green 125 E 15th Street NY Hosted by Jennifer Juneau

Wednesday 14 Dec, 2022 6:30 pm. Cafe Reggio presents Yuyutsu Sharma, Claudia Serea Sherri Felt Dratfield and Andrey Gritsman Caffe Reggio, 119 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012 Hosted by Sherri Felt Dratfield https://www.caffereggio.com/

Wednesday 21 Dec, 2022 6:30 pm The Himalayan Poet, Yuyutsu Sharma: Poetry Reading and Boston Book Launch at Medford Public Library, 111 High Street, Medford, MA 02155 Host : Julie Williams-Krishnan, Free Admission