S5:E10 Tsering Wangmo Dhompa chats with Julie Murphy

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Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the first Tibetan woman to publish poetry in English. She joins Julie Murphy to read new and favorite poems, as well as the poem When It Rains In Dharmashala by Tenzin Tsundue. They talk about exile, impermanence, and how poems take us from image to mystery.

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of the poetry books, My Rice Tastes Like the Lake, In the Absent Everyday, and Rules of the House (all from Apogee Press, Berkeley) and three chapbooks. Dhompa’s first non-fiction book, Coming Home to Tibet was published in the US by Shambhala Publications in 2016 and by Penguin, India in 2014. She was born in India and raised in the Tibetan refugee communities in India and Nepal. Dhompa has a PhD in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She teaches in the English Department at Villanova University.

When It Rains In Dharmashala by Tenzin Tsundue. 

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa on Instagram

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