The Nepal Academy has published an anthology titled 'Uttar Ameriki Nepali Kabita (North American Nepali Poems)' in Nepali.

Poet Krishu Chhetri is the editor of this anthology published by the Academy.

The collection incorporates poems by 221 Nepali poets living in the USA and Canada.

Editor Chhetri had started collecting the poems by Nepali poets while he was working in Nepal's diplomatic mission in the US, inspired by a sense of patriotism and the language and literature of Nepali poets and writers there.

Editor Chhetri has mentioned that the poems included in the anthology artistically knit the tribulations, happiness, struggles, the ups and downs, and self identity that the poets have experienced in the country of their work.

"The poets have expressed through their poems a sense of humanism, democracy, social justice and human rights which are universal values," he said.

Describing the anthology as the common creation of Nepalis in North America, poet and editor Chhetri said that language, literature and culture had helped reflect the love for the homeland.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 4 2021, of The Himalayan Times.