4 Poetry


Welcome to an evening with Cosmic Music in words and images.

After three very successful art events it’s a big pleasure to invite you to Poetry@Tings.

The event is a creative exchange between the poetry and the image…

Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Internationally acclaimed author Yuyutsu RD Sharma reads highlights from his recent collections of poetry: Milarepa’s Bones, NepalTrilogy (with famous German photographer, Andreas Stimm ) and selected works from his vast catalogue of exquisite writings. Yuyutsu has just returned from the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India and will be visiting NYU later in the year as Special Guest during International Education Week. Yuyutsu works is published all over the world. He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Time.

Before the reading Yuyutsu will conduct a poetry workshop, discussing the art of writing cosmic poetry and share his experiences as world traveler, inducing participating to write. A power Point presentation of his Book Nepal Trilogy will run throughout his workshop, inducing workshop poets to write fresh work inspired by Yuyutsu’s experiences and Andreas Stimm’s black and white panoramic Himalayan photos in addition to Anne Lelong’s work.

Yuyutsu will launch distinguished American poet David Austell’s second collection, Garuda and Other Poems of Astral Plains(2012) in the beginning of his evening reading and selected out come from the workshop will also be recited by the respective poets.

Yuyutsu RD Sharma’s reading will be accompanied by opening of Kathmandu based French photographer Anne Lelong’s poetic photo exhibition: Sacred Dance.

Anne Lelong

After doing at least one exhibition pr year since 1999 Anne Lelong decided to take a break from her painting and photographing in 2009. She wanted to focus on digital photography – to get a painters approach in photography.

In her works Anne Lelong captures all the elements of a moment, and transforms them into photo poetry. In Sacred Dance she manipulates and plays with light, exposure, the human gesture and the ambiance of the settings that surrounds Classical Indian Temple dancers and creates unique poetic photo art. Or photo poetry?

Don’t miss this confluence of poetry and art!

Anne Lelong’s Photo Exhibition will end on 4th November.