PRATIK MAGAZINE: CELEBRATING IRISH MUSE ISSUE LAUNCH IN DUBLIN, SLIGO AND SYDNEY

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DUBLIN

Thursday,  14 November: Dublin Launch of Pratik: Celebrating Irish Muse6.30pm-8.30pm with Jean O’Brien, Nessa O’Mahony, Eleanor Hooker, Anne Fitzgerald, Judith Mok, Jack Grady and Gerard Beirneat at 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, D01 E102, Phone: (+353) 1 872 1302, info@writerscentre.iehttps://irishwriterscentre.ie/products/launch-pratik-journal, FREE

SLIGO

Saturday, 16, November, 5 pm, Sligo Launch of Pratik Magazine from Nepal – Irish Poetry Issue Public, Elenaor Hooker, Fred Johnston, , Nuala O’Connor, Gerard Beirne at The Yeats Building, Sligo, Hyde Bridge, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo, Ireland, FREE Hosted by Creative & Academic Writing with Gerard Beirne

SYDNEY/AUSTRALIA

Saturday,16, November, Irish poetry joint launch: Blue Nib & Pratik international lit magazines, 5:00 -8 pmpm Garden Lounge creative space, Shop 1, 481 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042,

Australia https://www.facebook.com/events/703770450128716/

Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Edited by Yuyutsu Sharma, Issue XVI/1, 2019

with a special Focus on Irish Poetry  curated by Hélène Cardona. Celebrating Irish Muse, 18 Poets from Ireland: Martina Evans, Thomas McCarthy, Eavan Boland, Steven O’Brien, Nuala O’Connor, Gerard Beirne, Elenaor Hooker, Tess Gallagher, Jack Grady, Nessa O’Mahony, Anne Casey, Fred Johnston, Mary Noonan, Patrick Cotter, Jean O’Brien, Anne Fitzgerald, Paul Casey, Judith Mok. Also featuring 10 Poets from Europe’s Cultural Compass along with 11 Long Island Poets celebrating the 200th birthday anniversary of Walt Whitman. Pratik is a purely non-profit literary publication and is published by White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu. Pratik has been publishing significant Nepalese voices from Nepal and abroad for last two decades. It has published works by distinguished authors from all over the world and published Special Issues focused on Contemporary British and Dutch Poetry. It has also carried special segments on Swedish, Lithuanian, Chinese, Indian, Ukrainian, French and Russian Poetry. Pratik is published quarterly.

Pratik is a purely non-profit literary publication and is published by White Lotus Book Shop, Kathmandu. Pratik has been publishing significant Nepalese voices from Nepal and abroad for last two decades. It has published works by distinguished authors from all over the world and published Special Issues focused on Contemporary British and Dutch Poetry. It has also carried special segments on Swedish, Lithuanian, Chinese, Indian, Ukrainian, French and Russian Poetry. Pratik is published quarterly.

FULL CONTENTS OF THE ISSUE

Celebrating Irish Muse

EIGHTEEN POETS FROM IRELAND

Martina Evans, Thomas McCarthy, Eavan Boland, Steven O’Brien, Nuala O’Connor, Gerard Beirne, Elenaor Hooker, Tess Gallagher, Jack Grady, Nessa O’Mahony, Anne Casey, Fred Johnston, Mary Noonan, Patrick Cotter, Jean O’Brien, Anne Fitzgerald, Paul Casey, Judith Mok.

“Doorway at Dusk: From Jeddah to New York”

American painter Vivian Tsao’s on her evolution as an Artist

EUROPEAN CULTURAL COMPASS

FEATURING TEN POETS
Aurėlia Lassaque – French-Occitan, Lászlo Sárközi – Hungarian-Roma, Edvīns Raups – Latvian, Adrian Oproiu – Romanian, Leta Semadini – German / Rhaeto-Romanic,  Pierre Voėlin – Swiss-French, Anahit Hayrapetyan – Armenia,  Vincenzo Bagnoli – Italian, Mandy Haggith – Scottish, İlhan Sami Çomak– Turki

ELEVEN LONG ISLAND POETS

ON WALT WHITMAN

Celebrating 200th Birth Anniversay of the American Bard

Peter V. Dugan, Barbara Novack, Mindy Kronenberg, Claire Nicolas White, Herb Wahlsteen, Kelly J Powell, Dd. Spungin, Linda Trott Dickman, Barbara Southard, Robert Savino, Ginger Williams

BOOK REVIEWS BY  JULIE WILLIAMS-KRISHNAN AND ROBERT MUELLER

Plus All Regular Columns
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Mother's Hand: Selected Poems — A Bilingual English/Nepali Anthology by Jidi Majia released

Mother’s Hand: Selected Poems — A Bilingual English/Nepali Anthology Paperback – 2019 by Jidi Majai  (Author), Yuyutsu RD Sharma (Translator)  ISBN: 978-8182500174 Paperback pp 96 https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500176?ref=myi_title_dp

Jidi Majia is an internationally known Chinese poet and writer of the Yi nationality.

Translated from the Nepali by renowned Himalayan Poet, Yuyutsu RD Sharma, The Mother’s Hand is a marvelous bilingual selection of poems. The book bears testimony to a scared bond that there exists among the poets of the world, defying all borders, languages and creed. Majia evokes the indigenous world of his birth place, Greater Liangshan, Sichuan and of his Yi community along with a a celebration of contemporary China. Yuyutsu considers Jidi ‘a Chinese Himalayan poet’ and see the poet’s affinity with the mountain world as chief fountain of Majia’s creative world. These powerful translations shining with energy of the crystal clear Himalayan Rivers will leave a lasting impact on the readers of this ennobling bilingual book.

Jidi Majia … not only a wondrous poet but, as a cultural force for the transformation of the world through the infusions of the art of poetry, … deserving of the Nobel Prize for Literature, if ever any writer was deserving of it. In all the countries I’ve visited to read my works, I’ve never seen a more radiant homage to Poetry than what China has manifested through the energy of Jidi Majia.”

Jack Hirschman, American poet

“The poet has opened a door here that any one of us can walk through. What the Snow Leopard and his amanuensis, Jidi Majia, offer is an intelligence that transcends ethnicity, nationalism, even cultural epistemology.”

Barry Lopez, American author, essayist, and fiction writer on Jidi Majia’s I, Snow Leopard

“Jidi Majia’s poems and literary speeches are lyrical, rich in ideas and beautiful to read. His speeches read like maps of the world, and the road map to the spiritual development missing in the last decades as human beings mark great progress in technology.

Philo Ikonya, writer, journalist and human rights activist, Kenya

“Jidi Majia has never stopped being what he always was, a great soul who emerged from among an indigenous group in south western China and undertook to bridge his people’s ethos with the realities of the outer world. For Jidi Majia the project of articulating his identities as a Nuosu, as a Chinese, and as a world citizen are in no way mutually exclusive.

Denis Mair,  American poet and translator,

Jidi Majia is an internationally known Chinese poet and writer of the Yi nationality. He was born 1961 in Daliangshan, Sichuan and educated at Chinese Department, Southwest University for Nationalities. He has held several important positions including lieutenant-governor of Qinghai.  Currently, he serves as the president of China Minority Literary Association and permanent vice-president of China Poetry Association.

Widely traveled poet, Majia has published over 20 collections of poetry in many languages and has won many important literary prizes, both in China and abroad including the Zhuangzhong Literary Prize, the Sholokhov Memorial Medal, a Certificate for Outstanding Contributions in Poetry from the Bulgarian Writers Association and  the Rougang Poetry Achievement Award.

Since 2007, Majia has sponsored the biennial First Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival and chaired the Festival’s organizing committee. He is also director of the review committee for Gold Tibetan Antelope International Award for Poetry. Books of his poetry have been published in English, French, Spanish, Czech, Serbian, Korean, Polish, German and other languages. He has led numerous China Writers Association and China Youth delegations to participate in international activities.

 

Anand Vijay Gurung’s Dandelion Snow & Verses from Other Cities, Other Worlds.

Dandelion Snow & Verses from Other Cities, Other Worlds by Anand Vijay Gurung ISBN 978-8182500716 Paperback pp 90 Rs 295

https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500710?ref=myi_title_dphttps://www.amazon.in/dp/8182500710?ref=myi_title_dp

Dandelion Snow is a compelling anthology of fresh work by a vibrant young Nepalese poet. Bursting with rich imagery, the book begins with a rapturous recollection of the poet’s travels in the Himalayas and moves on to sketch his freewheeling travels in and around India, South-East Asia, the Middle East and Western Europe. The poet evokes the bustle of Mumbai, the charisma of Tel Aviv and Istanbul and captures the sights and sounds of life along the European rivers in his poignant verses. Like the terminals he crossed during his travels, his poems aspire to set out into the whole wide world of brand new possibilities. Akin to the different modes of transport Anand took to reach his desired destinations, his verses are charged with a vital energy that at times leads to an enduring calm that one attains after a pilgrimage or meditation.

“This debut poetry collection marks the birth of a wondrous voice in the world of Nepalese writing in English.” —Yuyutsu Sharma, Himalayan Poet, author of Annapurna Poems and A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems

“The book has served truth with simplicity.” — Dr. Tara Nath Sharma, travel writer and literary critic on Journalism & Journeys (2012)

“Colloquial and perceptive, the book exposes the vagaries of journalism beyond professional realms.” —The Kathmandu Post

“Everyone one should read this book because it is about our nation today. It shows the beauty of Nepal and is both entertaining and enjoyable.” — D B Gurung, Poet and Novelist.

 

Yuyutsu Sharma Reading Tour, May 2019

 

Wednesday, May 1,2019 at 6 pmColumbia University Reading by Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma, Poet and Journalist from Nepal at DODGE ROOM, EARL HALL, Columbia University, Main-Campus at Morningside. Hosted by David Austell, OISS, 524 Riverside Drive, International House North New York, NY 10027 Phone: (212) 854-6263

Thursday, May2, 6:30 pm -9:30 Nirala Book Party and Poetry reading and Launch of Winter Issue of Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing: Yuyutsu Sharma reading with David Austell, Ruth Danon, Mike Graves, Ravi Shankar, Mike Jurkovic, Fran Antmann, Carolyn Wells, Robert Scotto, Anna Halberstadt, Jack Tar & Others at La Mistral  330 5th St, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  RSVP: 9292577846

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 pm – 8 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma Boston Reading with Michael C. Keith and Gloria Mindock in the Cervena Barva Press Reading Series: A Night of Fiction & Poetry at Arts at the Armory/Basement B8, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, And Admission: $5.00, Refreshments served

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 Sharma is a world renowned Himalayan poet and translator published by Nirala Press.

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. Three books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris), Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) and Jezero Fewa & Konj (Sodobnost International) have appeared in French,  Spanish and Slovenian respectively.  In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.

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 is a visiting poet at Columbia University and edits, Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.

Yuyutsu Sharma's Columbia University Reading

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st at 6:00pm, DODGE ROOM, EARL HALL Columbia University, Main-Campus at Morningside

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 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. Three books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris), Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) and Jezero Fewa & Konj (Sodobnost International) have appeared in French, Spanish and Slovenian respectively. In addition, Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty-Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma has just appeared.
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 is a visiting poet at Columbia University and edits, Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary Writing.

Yuyutsu Sharma Upcoming North America and Europe Tour

October – November, New York

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018– 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Reading the Himalayas at Cornelia St Café Readings & Book Launch, Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Jill Hoffman, Robert Scotto, Anna Halberstadt and Mike Jurkovic,  29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014, USA Phone: +1 212-989-9319 http://corneliastreetcafe.com/

 

Friday, Oct 26, 2018– 7 pm: Book Culture on 112th as David Austell & Yuyutsu Sharma read from their latest poetry books, The Tin ManGaruda & New Poems of Astral PlanesQuaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake PoemsA Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems, Book Culture 536 W 112th St New York, NY 10025 https://www.bookculture.com/event/112th-reading-david-austell-yuyutsu-sharma

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018– 7 pm:  Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Red Hook’s Ekphrastic Tour BWAC’s 499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn. http://bwac.org/

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018, Yuyutsu Sharma to read with David Austell at NAFSA Region X Conference, Buffalo, NY

 Friday, November 1, 2018, 6:30 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma to read at the Main Branch of  Smithtown Library, Long Island, NY, https://smithlib.org/ Hosted by Gladys Henderson

Friday, November 2, 2018, 7:30 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma and Tammy Green, featured readers: A Poets In Nassau event at Sip This 64 Rockaway Avenue Valley Stream, NY 516-341-0491 https://www.sipthisny.com/

November 2018, Europe

Germany
Friday, November 16, 2018,  Reading with German Novelist and  Editor, Eckhart Nickel at the famous bookstore, “Artes Liberales“ on Ingrimstrasse, Heidelberghttps://buchladen.artesliberales.name/

France

Sunday, November 18, 2018,  Yuyutsu Sharma  reading at Lithuanian artist, Ruta Jusionyte’s  Studio with Selwyn Rodda, Dominique Bernard, Valdas Papievis, Antonia Al1exandra Klimenko, John Alexander Serna at 93 rue de Romaine 93·100 Montreuil, France 0665143873

Slovenia 
Sunday, November 25, 2018, 11-12, National Book Fair, Yuyutsu Sharma to read at the Slovene launch of Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, Translated into Slovene by Barbara Pogačnik

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 18.00 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Central Library, Celje, Slovenia

December, New York

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018, at Rubin Museum: Yuyutsu Sharma to read his new work inspired by Current Exhibit: The Second Buddha focused on Padmasambhava at Himalayan Heritage Meet.150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, USA http://rubinmuseum.org/

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018, 11.00 am -1.00 pm at All Souls Church, (61, Main Street, Stony Brook, New York: Yuyutsu Sharma to read with Jared Harel. Hosted by Suffolk County Poet Laureate, Gladys Henderson

 December, California

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 1-3 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma to speak as Special Guest at Poetry of the Sierra Foothills –  at Caffe Santoro, 493 Pleasant Valley Road, Diamond Springs. open mic follows.

Monday, 17 December 2018, Christmas Reading celebrating Yuyutsu Sharma’s Eternal Snow at Sacramento Poetry Society, Yuyu reads with Select Contributors from the Anthology Read along http://www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com/

Nirala Book Party in Manhattan: Book Launch & Readings

Friday, June 29, 2018– 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at Red Room, 85 E 4th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, New York 10003 
Nirala book Party: Launch of Five New Books
and Reading by Nirala authors
Tin Man By David Austell
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJTDLLK

Word Has it by Ruth Danon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500974
Cats, Love & Other Surprises 
by Otis Kidwell Burger & Katherine Burger
https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500893

A Prayer for Less Violent Offenders by Mike Graves
https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500931

Eternal Snow; A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/8182500885
Select Contributors to the anthology will read at the Anthology
Plus several prominent authors previously published by Nirala including

and Others will read briefly from their books and display their works...

Also Spring Issue of Pratik; A Magazine of Contemporary Writing to be launched at the Party