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Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. Yuyutsu RD Sharma is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, and the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature.

Widely traveled, he has published nine poetry collections including Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, Annapurna Poems, and Nepal Trilogy, a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm.

He has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, PEN Paris, Whittier College, California, 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,  Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany, 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, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York.

His work has appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, the Telegraph, and Asiaweek.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch.

He is a Visiting Poet this spring at New York University. In June, he will participate as Guest Poet at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics.

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