Friday, May 27, 2016

What's New in Contemporary Tibetan Poetry



[16th Karmapa reading at Latse] 


About twelve years ago I undertook an exhaustive study of Tibetan poetry in English as a subject for my MFA thesis.  Over the years, the Internet has became a main vehicle for dissemination of contemporary Tibetan literary works. You Tube, in particular, continues to provide a creative avenue of expression for Tibetan song writers from within Tibet as well as in exile. As experience has shown there is no more powerful vehicle of change than song. Read my essay here, "What One Tibetan is Doing for his People" on the power of song for social change and how this is impacting Tibetan culture.  

Here are a few recent online resources of interest I have compiled:

Big Bridge Press (online) Anthology of Tibetan Poets


An inspired reading by Tibetan poet Drugmo of Dhondup Gyal's famous Waterfall of Youth which I wrote about  back in April 2005 here on Poetrymind. 



A work in progress with more to follow....

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