Open Mic poetry evening with special guest Nabin Kumar Chhetri

Nabin Kumar Chhetri comes from Nepal where he started writing poetry at a very early age. He graduated with a degree of M.Litt in Novel from the University of Aberdeen. He has received awards in Italy, Israel and Nepal for his poems. He is the member of the International Writers Association and World Congress of Poets (USA). He has edited an international poetry magazine called The O, which features writers from Japan, USA, Spain, India, Nepal etc. He has published internationally  in Apple Valley Review(Canada), Forge Journal (UK), Weyfarers(UK), Ricepaper Magazine(Canada), Penny Dreadful(USA), The Sun(India), Nosside Poetry Anthology 2010(Italy), Quest(India), Spinny Babbler(Nepal), Mawaheb( Canada), Poetry Quarterly(China), Fade Poetry Journal. ( UK), Cynic magazine, New York ( US), Tower Journal(US), Poetic Justice – Amnesty International Anthology( Scotland), Featured Poet of the week in Poetry Super Highway(US), Taj Mahal Review( India), Revival ( Ireland), Reverie Poetry Journal (US), Sixers Review(US), The Essence(UK), The Kathmandu Post(Nepal), Red Ochre Lit Journal (US) and Nosside Poetry Anthology 2011(Italy)., further details when we get them.


In BINI, Nabin Chhetri has created a poetic world of singular originality where landscape and memory are invoked equally with exact, clear-sighted detail and a rare meditative kind of charge. His poetry speaks of endurance – of the imagination and of feeling, the separations of distance and the long-lived associations of home. Chhetri’s power lies in his painstaking and loving exactitude, like the long afternoon spent ‘collecting one by one/all that was lost/in the name of home.’ – Jane Draycott, Senior Tutor, Master of Studies in Creative Writing, Oxford University

BINI is a remarkable and elemental work of corporeal power and lyricism. Firmly grounded in the terrain of several lands and the kinship of several cultures this poetry draws upon varying climes of the natural world and the perfect details of mortal humanity. – Kevin McGrath, Harvard University
Here is poetic storytelling at its best by a writer whose command of detail brings every page alive with astonishing richness and clarity, and with it, an ability to spark the imaginations and emotions of his readers in a unique way. An enthralling debut.’ – Jenny Lewis, Tutor for Poetry, Oxford University