Pushpa Raj Acharya grew up in Nepal and moved to Canada in 2012. He is PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Acharya’s first collection of poetry was published in Nepali in 2006. Acharya worked as a professional translator and interpreter in Nepal from 2006-2012.
Kathmandu, Nepal: Vajra Publications, 2012.
Anthology (Poetry and Lithographs)
Somnio: The Way We See It
Co-creators: Tiffany Adair (lithographer), Sharmila Pokharel (poet), Yukari Meldrum (poet).
Edmonton: TIPSY Press, 2015.
Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)
Somnio: The Way We See It is a book about mediation between images and words, words and worlds, visions and cosmos, and identities and locations. It is a collection of art and poetry translated into each other by an artist and three poets. They explore the visions of transformations in nature, in everyday lives, and in mobility from one culture to another. In their works, a profound meditation on ordinary details creates lyrical dreams, which are in turn embedded in the lines and shadows of reality.
Selected Criticism and Interpretation
Chilana, Rajwant Singh. “Pushpa Raj Acharya.” In South Asian Writers in Canada: A Bio-Bibliographical Study
. Surrey, BC: Asian Publications, 2017, 246.
Z1376 .S68 C45 2017