Indian Embassy and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized 21st edition of Conversations on October 08 at Nepal-Bharat Library, Nepal Airlines Building in New Road.
According to a press release of Indian Embassy, in this edition of Conversations, Wayne Amtzis and Manjushree Thapa shared their experiences on “Writing Poetry”. Program started with the recitation of poem “Crossings” by Wayne. The composition of “Crossing” was stated in 2010 but left it unfinished until August 2014.
Wayne also told that the writing of poetry is a creation. He stated, “I write about what I see and experience while walking through the streets of Kathmandu”. He has lived in Asia since 1976. Mr. Wayne also informed that his new work “City on their Backs- Poems and Photos from Streets of Kathmandu” will be released in December 2014.
Wayne is the author of the poetry collection Sandcastle City/Quicksand Nation and the editor and co-translator of Days in the Life, translations from Nepali and Nepal Bhasa; Two Sisters, the poetry of Benju Sharma and Manju Kanchuli; and of From The Lake, Love, The Poetry of Banira Giri. His photos of Kathmandu appear in the collection flatLine witness, and a book-length series of his poems and photos, The Decisive/The Unresolved, has been published in Studies in Nepali History and Society. He exhibited his street photos at Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
The Conversations was moderated by Thapa who is an internally acclaimed author and has credited several books like Forget Kathmandu etc. and translated several works from Nepali to English.