Saturday, May 31, 2014

Yuyu Poem for the Anthology, Eternal Snow

'All the way from Kathmandu'
By John Clarke

Yuyutsu ,my good poet friend, from Nepal
Tells me he has brought me a present
All the way from Kathmandu

If it's a yak-a hirsute goat-like creature-
I will use it to keep down the grass
Choking my back garden in Lewisham
Where the grass has lain unmown all year
I'll have to ensure that the beast
doesn't become bloated

I may of course experience some minor difficulty
In getting my yak back from Shoreditch
On a number 47 bus
I can see the headline in the 'Sun'
"Yak in a sack of smack found in the back
of a bus at Catford Garage"

I know I can despatch a swift email
To that phlegmatic poet AF Harrold
Who wrote:"113 ways of looking at a Yak"
Or somesuch witty ditty

Surely he'll have the solution
To my dilemma
And can arrive at an admirably sedate
Decision-he's so so English-
Altho'I do appreciate that Reading
In Berkshire
Is not Sarth East Landan

Maybe I'm getting all of a lather
Over nothing
And the present will be p'raps
A bamboo flute or a mohair suit-
Think I could go with that

After Yuyu reading at Nehru Center, London

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Yuyu Anthology Submission Date Extended...

Fellow poets and writers!   Deadline for Eternal Snow has been extended!  Please see the submission directions below and share this information with others! 

If you have had the pleasure of meeting or interacting with Yuyu or had the opportunity of attending this internationally renowned Himalayan Poet’s  workshops, you are herein invited to submit to the upcoming  anthology, tentatively named,  Eternal Snow: An Anthology of Poems Originating from Yuyu’s Works, Readings and Workshops.

The book will be edited by David Austell and Kathleen D. Gallagher.  

We are already reading amazing poems from the following poets

Tony Barnstone
John Clarke
Tracie Morell
Ravi Shankar
Lori Ann Kusterbeck
Eileen O’Connor
Chuck Joy
Lorraine Conlin
Kathleen D Gallagher
David Austell
Maria Heath
Christopher Wheeling
Aixia de Villanova 
Renay Sanders
David B. Axelrod
Mindy Kronenberg
Shawn Aveningo
Bill Wolak
Johnny Cashback
Tim Kahl
T.M. Göttl
Steve Brightman
Jen Pezzo
Thomas Jenney
Agnes Marton
Russ Green
Katya Johanna
Shannon Kline
Timothy Gager
Robert Scotto
Bishwa Sigdel
Arun Budhatholi
Carol Hebald
Revigya Joshi
Kymberly Avinasha Brown
Devin Wayne Davis
Robin Metz
Terry Miller
Kathy Smith
Eddie Woods
Alessandra Francesca
Alex Symington
Roxanna Hoffman
Su Polo
Rajesh Sidhartha
Charles Peter Watson
Anne Fritz
Helene Cardona
Erica Mapp
Lorraine Bouchard
Vicki Lorie
Doreen D. Spungin
Marisa Moks-Unger
Phillip Giambri
Barry Fitton
Jack J. Locke 
Judy Chabola
Mary Ryan Garcia

 and & more work is pouring in…

Please submit your work for consideration to

Submission Directions:

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Limit your poems to no more than seven.  Please include your email address or other contact information on the top right hand side of entry.  In the body of the email, tell us how and why you were inspired to write your poem/s as it relates to an interaction with Yuyutsu whether it was at one of his readings, at one of his workshops, through his poetry, in an acquaintance online (or in person) where you were introduced to him through his poetry.  Please submit your poetry in ONE attachment for ease of reading and collating.

We also would love to hear from you in the comment below, so that we might start a discussion on how a poet such as Yuyutsu inspires other works.
We look forward to reading your Yuyutsu inspired poetry today!    Namaste!