Nirala to Launch Yuyutsu Sharma's New York book, "A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems" in April

A Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems
Yuyutsu Sharma
ISBN 9-78812-500723 2016 pp.134 Hard
Art and Photographs by
Phil Padwe
Fran Antman, Andreas Stimm & Sahadev Poudel

After the success of Nine New York Poems, Nirala to launch the full version of my New York book, “A Blizzard in my Bones : New York Poems” in April.
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Yuyutsu Sharma’s new collection is concerned with notions of home and being away in the exotic elsewhere. Home strikes deep, like ‘my grandma / asleep // on a plump / bubble // of a folk song’ but is then flung into the great proper nouns of New York, all detail, all observation and dazzle. The poems are registered at the tips of the eyes then connected with the sense of deep home. That is where the power lies. It emerges through ear and mouth as a kind of cosmopolitan love letter.’

George Szirtes, British Poet, winner of Faber Memorial Prize & T.S. Eliot Prize

‘Yuyutsu Sharma, a Himalayan poet who studied his craft in the United States and on the mule paths of high Himalayas has brought a visionary sensibility to his New York poems. They read like Federico Garcia Lorca having a Hindu dream, or like Allen Ginsberg risen from the dead and howling out a peyote vision for 2013. Their ambition, like Lorca’s in his Poet in New York or like Hart Crane’s in his New York epic, The Bridge, is to write an epic vision of the city–and ultimately of America–in linked lyrics. Here are the Twin Towers flaming like the red tongue of Kali, goddess of destruction, a city like a yellow-eyed demon, Hurricane Sandy burrowing into the island’s groin like a furious porcupine. Sharma is “a shaman…black bag bulging / from magical rainbows, / serpents from an Hindu Heaven, / skull of an abducted female Yeti,” and he casts spells in these strange, visionary, outrageous and magical poems.’
Tony Barnstone, The Albert Upton Professor and Chair of English Whittier College, Author/Translator of Everyman’s Chinese Erotic Poems

If Langston Hughes, Federico García Lorca and Frank O’Hara were exhumed to rub their recollections of New York City together over dal and black tea, they might produce a manuscript as rapturous as Yuyutsu Sharma’s love letter to the five boroughs. Infused with the mythology of Sufi saints and Hindu deities, Blizzard Go Delhi is nonetheless utterly contemporary, juxtaposing Duane Reades and Occupy Wall Streeters alongside Punjabi wheat fields and muscular Halwai-confectioners working over huge cauldrons of oil. Unrepentant in its sensuality, self-assured and visionary, Sharma’s book is an extravagant tour de force that shows us that stepping off the train into New York City is to enter a realm “of wandering winter spirits and wavering speeches…a bedlam vision of a bedroom utopia that tries very hard every night to find a partner of sleep.” Tries, but thankfully for us, fails and instead stays up to channel the manic, long-limbed energy of the city in this memorable and original verbal jazz solo. This book is a poetic triumph.
Ravi Shankar, Executive Director of Drunken Boat, author of seven books/chapbooks of poetry & co-editor of W.W. Norton & Co.’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond

Nine New York Poems , subtitled A Blizzard in My Bones, deepens the tourist’s experiences of New York into a spiritual encounter. The collection begins with the ecstasy of disorientation but quickly locates the self in the unknown. Written by a Nepalese poet and trained ascetic, this precise collection of poems combines the pain of homelessness with the joy of traveling.
World Literature Today, University Of Oklahoma

A Blizzard in My Bones, Yuyu’s deeply moving new collection and a remarkable addition to modern urban literature. It is Nepal and Hinduism and Brooklyn and Manhattan and Greenwich Village drawn together in a new Space Cake: Amsterdam; but here the hallucinogen-stoked celebration is amid the concrete and steel heights of Metropolis.
David Austell, Columbia University, author of Little Creek and Other Poems

Capacious and wild, offering itself energetically to contrasting continents and sensibilities, Sharma’s ambitious and honest New York collection offers a vivid tribute to Lorca, its presiding muse.
—Annie Finch, winner of Robert Fitzgerald Award and author of Spells: New and Selected Poems

A Blizzard In My Bones is worth the wait. The marriage of eastern angst and western jitters is beautifully realized, both in dreamscapes and in naturalistic description. The sexual suggestiveness is very powerful, as is the evocation of NY place time in all its gritty glory.
Robert Scotto, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Baruch College, CUNY

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems posits a pair of eyes up in their perch and looking down on the city of New York (and all of America) as they sweep across the pavement and finally settle on bit of muffin left on a table outside of a Starbuck’s. They are poems that look and venture deeply into the mannerisms of a young continent even as they insinuate themselves into a bustling scene. They suspect the “wandering lunatics,” “the basking brown seals,” and the “ceramic cells of Super gurus” stand as markers on this New Found Land, as the eyes behind the poems continue consuming everything on the move.
Tim Kahl, Poet & Translator, Sacramento

Yuyu is Mona Lisa’s hallucinatory lover… a shaman “chewing Tesco’s vegpledges” on the Tube … a city hopper …who is at home everywhere, exploring urban fields through his Himalayan gaze. The master of observation, of detail, of compassion …Yuyu’s New York poems are full of collisions and intersections, and his verse itself is also multicultural, with echoes of sounds and rhythms of the city… I received the books from India by post. While opening the envelope, the first thing I noticed was the spicy scent coming out of the pages. Then I started reading and couldn’t stop…
Agnes Marton, Poet, Editor of Estuary: a Confluence of Art and Poetry & Ofi Press (Mexico)
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Presentación del libro "POEMAS DE LOS HIMALAYAS" Del poeta Indio-Nepalés Yuyutsu Sharma

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Presentación del libro
“POEMAS DE LOS HIMALAYAS”
Del poeta Indio-Nepalés Yuyutsu Sharma
Sábado 25 de Abril – 1 pm
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LECTURA DE POESÍA

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Una de la voces más importantes de la poesía nepalesa y de mayor reconocimiento internacional.
Yuyutsu Sharma estará con nosotros y nos ofrecerá una lectura bilingüe (sus poemas acaban de ser traducidos
al español) junto a tres excelente poetas:
Samantha Wischnia,
Alejandro Chacón y
Evgueni Bezzubikoff
quienes leerán
poemas propios y célebres.

Ven a celebrar el MES DE LA POESíA con los propios poetas.

Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Ave, Ossining, NY 10562
(914) 941-2416

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Famous Nicaraguan Poet Gioconda Belli launches Indian Edition of Yuyutsu Sharma's Poemas de Los Himalayas translated by Spanish Poet Vernica Aranda launched in Niracagua

http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2015/02/16/cultura/1783492-poemas-de-los-himalayas-conquista-granada

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“Poemas de los Himalayas” conquista Granada
Por: Néstor Arce
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Yuyutsu Sharma, poeta nepalí invitado al Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada. LAPRENSA/D.LÓPEZ
Yuyutsu Sharma, poeta nepalí invitado al Festival Internacional de Poesía de Granada. LAPRENSA/D.LÓPEZ

El mundo se resume en Granada. Nepal llenó la Plaza de los Leones con versos que denuncian la pobreza, que alaban la belleza y que piden libertad.

Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma, poeta nepalí, presentó su libro “Poemas de los Himalayas” junto a la poeta nicaragüense Gioconda Belli.

“Los poemas de Yuyutsu evocan esos lugares cuyos nombres están llenos de grandes hazañas, de conquista de alturas y de naturaleza, cuyo lado oscuro también revela la poesía de ese hombre de las nieves”, así lo define Gioconda Belli, quien conoció a Yuyutsu en Londres, durante un “parnaso” poético.

Yuyutsu nació en Nakodar, pero su familia se traslado a Nepal cuando él era joven. Escribe en nepalí e inglés y es un incansable viajero, que enseña literatura, escritura y lee poesía en América y Europa. Ha publicado ocho selecciones de poesía, ha traducido y publicado varias antologías de poetas del Nepal.

La poesía presentada en “Poemas de los Himalayas”, es poderosa, contenida y lo mismo se alza a las alturas del lirismo que se ocupa de la depredación de los alpinistas que acuden en multitud al Everest y otras montañas, explotando animales, poniendo en peligro la vida de los sherpas.

Su poesía es una denuncia constante al peligro que representa dañar el entorno natural de los Himalayas.

Para Belli, Yuyutsu habla con sabiduria y humanidad de la vida y lo que sucede en ciudades como Amsterdam y Nueva York, de temas como las drogas, del amor y de la democracia.
Gioconda Belli, poeta nicaragüense junto a Yuyutsu Sharma, poeta nepalí. LAPRENSA/D.LÓPEZ

Gioconda Belli, poeta nicaragüense junto a Yuyutsu Sharma, poeta nepalí. LAPRENSA/D.LÓPEZ

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One comment on ““Poemas de los Himalayas” conquista Granada”

Victor M Ortega dice:
febrero 16, 2015 a las 8:38 pm

Me agrada que exalten al poeta de Nepal, pero yo le pediria a Gioconda Belli, que me envie su correo electronico para que de a conocer el poema mas precioso dedicado a la mujer, que exalta sus virtudes, valores, caracer, sentimientos. Escrito por la poetisa nicaraguense Ligia Ruiz de Ortega es parte del libro: “POEMAS… que brotan del alma” Te enviare el poema si lo deseas…
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Yuyutsu Sharma’s April Readings in New York City

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Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1pm – 4pm: Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Oceanside Library, Davison Ave. Oceanside, NY 11572 766-2360; Hosted by Peter V. Dugan,
pdugan@optonline.net

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma reading at The Poets Settlement at Breuckelen Colony, Hosted by Ricardo Thomas Manuel Hernandez 274 4th Avenue and Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 11220, Two Blocks away from Union Street R Train Station

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:30: Yuyutsu Sharma featuring in Tom Kane’s Boulevard Bards Series, Hosted by Anthony Vigorito, Boulevard Books & Café, 7518 13th Avenue (between Bay Ridge Parkway & 76th St) Brooklyn, NY 11228

Thursday, April 10, 5:45pm Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Kevin Prufer, New York University at AIA New York Chapter House, located at 536 LaGuardia Place. Hosted by David Austell, NYU Office of Global Services, Open to the public. 212 998 4726 http://aiany.aiany.org/index.php?section=aia-new-york

Sunday April 13 4:00 pm; Yuyutsu Sharma with David Austell and Robert Scotto in Phoenix Reading Series @ The Upright Brewm 9944 : 547 Hudson Street NY, NY 10014 212-810- Hosted by Michael Graves, Open to public, An eight dollar ($8) cover buys a drink or pays part of a more expensive. Directions : http://www.uprightbrewhouse.com

Monday April 14, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm; Yuyutsu Sharma feature at PPA Starbucks Reading, Hosted by James Romano, at 254-41 Horace Harding Expressway, Little Neck, New York 11362, Phone:516 434 9749

Friday, April 18, 2014 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Himalayan Poet in NYC,Rubin Museum Reading: Internationally renowned Himalayan poet Yuyutsu Sharma reads from new book and launches his new book, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in my Bones.( Nirala, 2014) Poet David Austell to Introduce Yuyu and his New Book; Rubin Museum, 150 W 17th St, New York, http://www.rmanyc.org. Phone: (212) 620-5000. Free and open to public.

Monday April 21 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Yuyutsu Sharma features as Special Guest at PPA Reading at Bean Café, Hosted by Lorraine LoFrese Colin at 2718, Grand Avenue, Bellmore, NY 516.804. 4624

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma reading with David Austell, William Seaton and Patricia Spears Jones at Brownstone Poets, Dada Café, 57, Seventh Avenue, ( Corner of Lincoln Place), Park Slope, Brooklyn, Hosted by Patricia Carragon, , 11217, 718-622-2800 pcarragon@gmail.com

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30pm to 8:30 pm: Yuyutsu Sharma to read at Barnes and Noble in Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach Series, Hosted by Anthony Vigorito, Barnes & Noble, Park Slope 267 7th Ave (at 6th Street), Brooklyn, NY 11215

Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma in the Poets in the Port Series, Caffe Portofino in North Poet on Friday, Hosted by Mary Jane Tenerelli

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ACCLAIMED POET YUYUTSU RD SHARMA PERFORMS AT Central Connecticut State University, ON 2/5

ACCLAIMED NEPALESE/INDIAN POET YUYUTSU RD SHARMA PERFORMS AT CCSU ON 2/5

Reads in Marcus White Living Room on the campus
of Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050
at 3 PM on Wednesday, Feb. 5th. Free and open to the public.

Yuyutsu Sharma, Nyc
Yuyutsu RD Sharma 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 2014) 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. 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. 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, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, 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, 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 recent 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 just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). 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, he is in New York as a Visiting Poet at New York 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.

More: http://www.yuyutsu.de, http://www.niralapublications.com

Please contact Ravi Shankar [ShankarR@ccsu.edu]; 860-832-2766 with questions.

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Upcoming Colorado and New Mexico Tour!

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 has several readings coming up in New York, Colorado , New Mexico and West Coast. Here is a list of some immediate readings in Colorado and New Mexico.

(Only Public Readings are listed)

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Taos, New Mexico

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014, 6,30 pm, Yuyutsu Sharma : Poet from the Himalayas reading for the first time from his new book on New York City at Copper Moon Gallery, 105, Kit Carson Road, Taos, NM 87571, Phone: (575) 758-8833, www. coppermoongallerytaos.com, info@ coppermoongallerytaos.com, Hosted by Susan Keiser : Open to public, free

Denver, Colorado

Saturday, January 11, 2014: 11:00 am-1.00 pm Meet Yuyutsu Sharma at Society of Nepalese creators. Colorado at 2123 S Waco Street, Aurora, Colorado 80013; Chaired by Mr Padam Biswakarma & Mrs.Kamala Bishwakarma, Hosted by Raju Sitaula: Entrance by Invitation, Phone:7206286313

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014, 7,00 pm, Evoking the Himalayan Muse : Yuyutsu Sharma reading from his new book, Nine New York Poems: A Prelude to A Blizzard in My Bones: New York Poems and Annapurna Poems at Book Bar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212. Phone: 720-443-2227; email: info@bookbardenver.com, Webste: http://www.bookbardenver.com , Hosted by Joseph Hutchison: Open to public, free

Friday, January 17, 2014: 7:00 pm A Wonderful Poetry Event: Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Maria Berardi at Glovinsky Gallery 800 w 8th ave, Denver, Colorado 80204; Hosted by Janet Glovinsky: Open to public, Free Email: jglovinsky@yahoo.com
Website: http://glovinskygallery.com