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Vandana Khanna and Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma will be speaking on campus on Thursday, March 26th, 7 p.m. at the Wardman Library.
VANDANA KHANNA was born in New Delhi, India, and has lived most of her life in the United States. Her collection of poetry, Train to Agra,
won the 2000 Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in Callaloo, Crazyhorse, Hayden's Ferry Review, and the
Crab Orchard Review, among others.
Khanna earned her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington,
where she was a recipient of the Yellen Fellowship in poetry. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
YUYUTSU RAM DASS SHARMA (Nepal) is a
Himalayan poet, translator, and journalist from Kathmandu. Born in the Punjab at Nakodar, India, Yuyu is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which include
Nine New York Poems (Nirala, 2014); Milarepa's Bones (Nirala, 2012); and Space Cake, Amsterdam (Howling Dog Press, 2009; Nirala reprint, 2014). 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.
At the center of the Nepali literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis), he has received key writing fellowships
from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ireland Literature Exchange. Yuyu represented Nepal and India at the Poetry Parnassus Festival in
London as a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics. A widely-traveled and distinguished public figure and journalist, Yuyu writes for The Himalayan
Times, Nepal's leading newspaper. He also currently serves as editor of Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing.