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The Nine-Eyed Agate: A Conversation with Jangbu

Where: Trace Foundation’s Latse Library, 132 Perry Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014

Join us as we celebrate the publication of the most recent work by one of Tibet’s most influential poets, Jangbu (Dorjicering Chenaktsang), and catch a sneak preview of his upcoming documentary Yartsa. The Nine-Eyed Agate: Poems and Stories (Lexington, 2010) features English translations of Jangbu’s works by Dr. Heather Stoddard, of the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Paris. Jangbu and Dr. Stoddard will discuss Jangbu’s poetic vision, style, and process, as well as the art of translation.

Following a short break, Jangbu will give a special sneak preview of his current film project, the documentary Yartsa, a look at the social and environmental implications of the harvesting of yartsa günbu—the much sought-after caterpillar fungus—on the Tibetan plateau.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Book Launch
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm “Yartsa” Special Film Sneak Preview

For more info: http://www.trace.org/events/events.html#jangbu

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