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Exhibitions & Events


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.

Past Events



Faculty Fellowship | March 12, 2015


Piazza and Gale | Poetry Reading | February 19, 2015


AIDS Quilt Installation and Reception | November 5, 2014


Spooky Halloween Poems | Poetry Reading | October 29, 2014


Ellen Bass | Poetry Reading | October 28, 2014


Spring Finals Week | May 8-12, 2014


exCITING Food - Spring 2014 | May 9, 2014


LGBT Exhibit | May 9, 2014


Faculty Promotion and Tenure Reception | April 22, 2014


Prothero | Book Discussion | March 12, 2014


Roberts and Wolpe | Poetry Reading | February 26, 2014


Wardman Library 10th Anniversary Reception | January 23, 2014


Blaylock & Holder | Reading | November 19, 2013


Fall Book Sale | November 12-14, 2013


Ming Di (Mindy Zhang)| Poetry Reading | October 31, 2013


John Brandi | Poetry Reading | October 22, 2013


Spring Finals Week Fun | May 8-13, 2013


Sigma Tau Delta Literary Review | May 8, 2013


Spring Book Sale | April 16, 17, 18, 2013


URSCA | Poetry Reading | April 13, 2013


Zaro & Barnstone | Poetry Reading | April 9, 2013


Marjorie Perloff | Poetry Reading | April 8, 2013


John Brantingham | Poetry Reading | April 2, 2013


Ming Di (Mindy Zhang) | Poetry Reading | February 26, 2013


Brian Turner | Poetry Reading | February 19, 2013


Fall Finals Week Fun | December 12-18, 2012


Ragan & Barnstone | Poetry Reading | November 14, 2012


Fall Book Sale | November 13, 14, 15, 2012


Presidential Election Results Viewing | November 6, 2012


Richard Silberg | Poetry Workshop | October 30, 2012


Presidential Debates | October 3, 16, 22, 2012


Rodney Wittwer | Poetry Reading | October 15, 2012


Vice Presidential Debate | October 11, 2012


C.K. Williams | Poetry Reading | September 17, 2012