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Pushpa Raj Acharya

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 Kathmandu by Fine Print in 2006, as छाया काल,  Chāyā Kāla (or Chaya Kal), “The Shadow Time. ” This Nepali language work, illustrated by Anup Baral, is out of print. Acharya recently made it available to readers as a PDF document. Acharya worked as a professional translator and interpreter in Nepal from 2006-2012.
Dream Catcher book cover


Dream Catcher

Kathmandu, Nepal: Vajra Publications, 2012.

Somnio book cover

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


Publisher TIPSY Press