The NYU Office of Global Services presents an evening of poetry readings by Kevin Prufer and Yuyu Sharma, with an introduction by David Austell.
In collaboration with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU in honor of Asian Awareness Month.
KEVIN PRUFER is the author of six books of poetry, the most recent of which include Churches (Four Way Books, 2014); In a Beautiful Country (Four Way Books, 2011); and National Anthem (Four Way Books, 2008). Kevin is also the editor of numerous volumes, including New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008) and the forthcoming Into English (Graywolf, 2016). He is the recipient of multiple Pushcart prizes, Best American Poetry selections, and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets. Kevin is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, where he also co-directs the Unsung Masters Series, and is the Editor-at-Large of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.
YUYUTSU RAM DASS SHARMA is a poet, translator, and journalist from Kathmandu, Nepal. Born in the Punjab at Nakodar, India, Yuyu was educated at Baring Union Christian College, Rajasthan University, and the University of London. Yuyu is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which include Nine New York Poems (Nirala Press, 2014); Milarepa’s Bones (Nirala Press, 2012); and Space Cake, Amsterdam (Howling Dog Press, 2009). Yuyu has also translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English, and recently authored a Nepali bilingual translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s Baghdad, February 1991. He is at the center of the Nepali literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis). As a distinguished public figure and journalist in Kathmandu, Yuyu writes for The Himalayan Times, Nepal’s leading newspaper.