Poets of Meter and Magic

This is a multi-author reading event. We’ll be promoting Yuyutsu’s Literary Magazine: Pratik. Also meet  Annie Finch and Yuyutsu Sharma, who will be reading from their books Earth Days: Poems, Chants & Spells in Five Directions and The Second Buddha Walk.

Yuyutsu Sharma is one of the few poets in the world who make their living with poetry. Named as “The world-renowned Himalayan poet,” (The Guardian) One-Man Academy, (The Kathmandu Post), and Himalayan Neruda (Mike Graves), Yuyutsu is a vibrant force on the world poetry stage. He is the author of eleven poetry collections, including The Second Buddha Walk. Three books of his poetry have appeared in French, Spanish, and Slovenian. Yuyutsu has read his work at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London; Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast; New York University, New York; The Kring, Amsterdam; and P.E.N, Paris. He has held workshops in creative writing and translation around the world and is currently the editor of Pratik: A Quarterly Magazine of Contemporary

Annie Finch is an American poet, writer, translator, speaker, teacher, and performer. She is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Earth Days: Poems, Chants, & Spells In Five Directions. Her other works include influential essays, books, and anthologies on poetics, feminism, and women’s earth-based spirituality. She is widely recognized for her mesmerizing poetry performances and mastery of poetic craft. Her poetry has appeared in the New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Paris Review, and the Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Malayalam, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, and Spanish. Educated at Yale and Stanford University, where she earned her Ph.D, she has lectured at universities including Berkeley, Harvard, and Oxford and performed her poetry across the United States and in India, Mexico, Africa, and throughout Europe.

Autumn Newman is a poet living in California. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her poems have appeared most recently in Cider Press Review, Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Rise Up Review, The Orchards Poetry Journal, and Able Muse. More are forthcoming from The Tiger Moth Review, Braided Way, and Leo Literary Journal. She was Annie Finch’s Scansion Assistant for Finch’s new book How to Scan a Poem: A Poetry Witch Guide, and she mentors women who are learning meter on Annie Finch’s online poetic community.

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