Flowers to the River: Poetry Workshop with Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

A detailed painting depicts pink and orange flowers with large green leaves, against a blue background.
Unrecorded Tibetan artist, King Songtsen Gampo (detail), 18th century, distemper on cloth, 58 ¼ x 32 ¾ inches, The Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art

Join us Saturday, September 23, at 3 pm, for a poetry workshop led by poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (Assistant Professor of English at Villanova University), which will take place in the exhibition Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art. This workshop is the fourth event in the series Flowers to the River: Tibetan Poetry in Dialogue.

In connection with Forms of Awakening: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection of Himalayan Art, Flowers to the River: Tibetan Poetry in Dialogue explores connections between the visual art featured in the exhibition and the work of contemporary Tibetan poets and translators through readings, discussions, a poetry workshop, and a film screening.

The event is free and open to the public.

About the Facilitator

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of the poetry books, My Rice Tastes Like the Lake, In the Absent Everyday, and Rules of the House (all from Apogee Press, Berkeley) and three chapbooks of which Revolute was published in 2021 by Albion Books. Dhompa’s first non-fiction book, Coming Home to Tibet was published in the US by Shambhala Publications in 2016 and by Penguin, India in 2014. She was born in India and raised in the Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal. Dhompa teaches in the English Department at Villanova University.

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