Episode 10: Anuja Ghimire and Burgi Zenhaeusern (Of Place, Dreams, and Borders)

Left: Anuja Ghimire, author of Kathmandu (Unsolicited Press, 2020) and fable-weavers (Ethel Zine Press, 2022). Right: Burgi Zenhaeusern, author of Behind Normalcy (CityLit Press, 2020).

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Read: Anuja Ghimire’s poem “Orlando” and Burgi Zenhaeusern’s “Self-Portrait as Granatöpfel”

Anuja Ghimire is a Nepal-born writer of poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction. She is the author of Kathmandu (Unsolicited Press, 2020),  fable-weavers (Ethelzine, 2022),  and two poetry books in Nepali. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, Anuja works as a senior publisher in an online learning company. She reads poetry for Up the Staircase Quarterly and enjoys teaching poetry to children in summer camps. Most recently, her work found home in Bending Genres, Chestnut Review, and Moist Poetry Journal. Anuja lives near Dallas, Texas with her husband and two children. Find Anuja on twitter @GhimireAnuja.

Burgi Zenhaeusern [‘borghee ‘tsenhoisern] (she/her/hers) grew up in Switzerland. She majored in English and Spanish Literature and Linguistics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and attended workshops led by Rose Solari, Jean Nordhaus, Laura Fargas, and Yvette Neisser at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her chapbook Behind Normalcy (CityLit Press, 2020) won the 2019 Harriss Poetry Prize, chosen by Erica Dawson, final judge, and Kwame Alexander, series editor. She co-edited the translations of the bilingual poetry anthology Knocking on the Door of the White House  (Zozobra Publishing, 2017, J. Ballesteros et al., editor), which was selected by Beltway Poetry Quarterly as a “2017 Ten Best” book. Her writing appears in various print and online journals. She volunteers behind the scenes for the Cafe Muse reading series and is a poetry consultant for River Mouth Review. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD. Find Burgi on twitter @Burgi323.

Purchase: Kathmandu (Unsolicited Press, 2020) by Anjua Ghimire and Behind Normalcy (CityLit, 2020) by Burgi Zenhaeusern