Tibetan Literature Comes to You

Coming up this weekend next month, a chance to hear one of Tibet’s most influential poets, Jangbu (Dorjicering Chenaktsang), in dialogue with his translator, Heather Stoddard, head of the new center for Tibetan studies at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures in Paris. This presentation celebrates the publication of The Nine-Eyed Agate, a collection of Jangbu’s poems selected and translated by Stoddard, who will be speaking about Jangbu’s poetic vision, style, and process, as well as the art of translation. This event will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 Saturday, June 11 at the Trace Foundation’s Latse Library at 132 Perry Street, which will also be hosting a screening (at 5:00 p.m.) of an excerpt from Jangbu’s new film-in-progress, Yartsa, a documentary about the social and environmental implications of the harvesting of yartsa günbu – the much sought-after caterpillar fungus – on the Tibetan plateau.
For more information, consult the website of the Trace Foundation.

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