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The Brownstone Poets Presents Two Distinguished South Eastern Poets at Tillies of Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY, January 08, 2011 --( The Brownstone Poets presents two distinguished South Asian poets on Tuesday, 1/18/11 at Tillies of Brooklyn at 7 p.m. Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, and more. Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a multi-genre writer and a VONA writer.

Yuyutsu RD Sharma and Sweta Srivastava Vikram

Tuesday, January 18

Starts at 7p.m. – Sign up at 6:45p.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


Bios of the Featured Poets:

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 is an author, poet, writer, and blogger living in New York City. She is a VONA writer and a graduate of Columbia University. Born in India, Sweta spent her formative years between the steel city of Rourkela, the blue waters of North Africa, and the green hills of Mussoorie before arriving in bustling New York. Growing up between three continents, six cities, and five schools, what remained constant in Sweta’s life was her relationship with words.

Sweta’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asia Writes, Beckoning for Change, Birds Eye Review, Blink-Ink, Breadcrumb Scabs, Desijournal, Danse Macabre, EGO Magazine, Growing Strange, Haiku Ramblings, India Currents, Island Voices, Kala Kahani, Khabar, Mirage Books, Muse India, Poetry Victim, Poet's Picturebook, Rangoli, Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing, Skylark Publications, Tsar Publications, Troubadour 21, Taj Mahal Review, The Tower Journal and Unisun Publications. She is also an avid blogger. Her blog encompasses a variety of opinion and analysis-based topics--from movie reviews to culture, art, and philosophy.

Sweta is involved with the South Asian Women's Creative Collective and serves on the board of DesiLit, a literary organization that builds support for South Asian and Diaspora writers. She is also a part of the effort to make South Asian poetry a phenomenon in New York/New Jersey and can be seen at poetry readings and literary events in the region. She also consults with Siyahi.


Contact Information
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
917 679 5002

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