City on Their Backs: Poems and Photos from the Streets of Kathmandu
2015, pp. xxii+130
ISBN: 978 9937 2 9915 2
Wayne Amtzis, American poet and longtime resident of Nepal, is the author of the poetry collection Sandcastle City/Quicksand Nation. He is 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 was published in Studies in Nepali History and Society. He exhibited at Siddhartha Gallery, Kathmandu in 2001, 2002 and 2004. A student of Penor Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, he practices and teaches meditation under the guidance of Tsoknyi Rinpoche, emphasizing the relation between meditation and creative expression.