Monday, January 17, 2011

REMINDER: Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram on Tuesday, January 18


The Brownstone Poets Presents:

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram 

Tuesday, January 18

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45 p.m. – We must be out by 9 p.m.

Tillies of Brooklyn
248 DeKalb Ave. (corner of Vanderbilt and DeKalb)
Brooklyn, NY 11205 Phone # (718) 783-6140

Take the J, R or Q trains to DeKalb Avenue, the C to Lafayette, the G to Clinton/Washington
2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St.

$3 Donation – plus Food/Drink – Limited Open Mic - one poem (3-minute limit)

Curated by Patricia Carragon email:

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 was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Space Cake, Amsterdam and Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press) and A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. 

Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (, a 2010 Pushcart-nominee, is the author of two chapbooks of poetry from Modern History Press: Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors and Because All Is Not Lost and co-author of two poetry collections from Cyberwit: Whispering Woes of Ganges & Zambezi and Not All Birds Sing (upcoming). Niyogi Books will publish her first fiction Novel, Perfectly Untraditional in 2011. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in literary journals, online publications, and anthologies across three continents and six countries. Sweta has held artist residencies, done readings, and taught creative writing workshops across the globe. She was short-listed for the Unisun Poetry Prize and was offered a part scholarship for a workshop with VONA. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City with her husband. Follow her on Twitter (@ssvik) and Facebook (

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