9 Sept, Kathmandu : A 320 – page poetry anthology dedicated to Nepal, Nepali, Kathmandu, the Himalayan Range, rivers and the country’s cultures has been published.
‘Eternal Snow – A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Twenty – Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma’ explores the interaction, collisions, and intersections of 125 poets from four different continents.
The anthology – published by Nirala Publications in New Delhi and edited by American litterateurs David Austell of Colombia University, New York and Kathleen D Gallagher of University of Akron Ohio – constitutes poems written by professors, scientists, social workers, photographers, priests, yoga teachers and stewardess among others. They wrote the poems on Nepal following interactions with the Himalayan Poet during his world tours.
Sharma said the anthology is a testament to the power of words to inspire, encourage, and heal across vastly disparate cultures and distant places.
The anthology also contains poems penned by nearly a dozen Nepali poets’ including Srijana Bhandari, Revegya Joshi, Bishwa Sigdel, Arun Budhathoki, Civa Bhusal, Gaurav Bhattarai, Dom Kafle and Varun Bajracharya.