New poetry book by Dharamsala born Tibetan poet launched

DHARAMSALA, Dec 17: A poetry book titled ‘Broken Portraits’ by Kaysang, a Dharamsala born female Tibetan poet was launched on Dec 16 at Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala.

From left to right: Tenzin Tsundue, Kaysang, Tenphun and Bhuchung D Sonam.

The 56-page poetry book was published by Blackneck Cranes, the publishing wing of TibetWrites. Through the untitled poems in the book, Kaysang expresses her thoughts on a range of topics varying from being a third generation exiled Tibetan woman to feminism to memories of her cat that she failed to protect.

“You bare your heart and soul to the world with words and you say, this is who I am. This is what you don’t see. This is me. You offer that to the world and the fear of the world rejecting that honesty is unimaginable right now. I guess I’ll find out soon,” Kaysang said while reading few of her poems to the audience.

The book launch was followed by a poetry reading session wherein, apart from Kaysang, Dharamsala-based Tibetan poets, Bhuchung D Sonam, Tenzin Tsundue and Tenphun read their poems, much to the delight of the poetry enthusiasts gathered at the book launch.

Kaysang studied literature from Delhi University and currently works at Tibet Fund in Dharamsala. She is also a known Tibetan feminist and promotes women empowerment in the Tibetan community in exile.