Bhuchung D. Sonam, came from a tiny village in Tibet, first to India as a refugee and then to the US to study journalism. When in school in TCV, he used read a lot of books. Looking back, he says, this gave him more ideas and resources than lessons in the classroom. One time in school, when he wanted to recite a poem in English about Tibet written by a Tibetan, his search in the library was in vain.
This lack of creative expression by Tibetans, and his won love for words later drove him to write. Published his first book of poems ‘Dandelions of Tibet’. Two years later, his first anthology of poems written in English by a Tibetan Muses in Exile: An Anthology of Tibetan Poems was published. His third book of poems Conflict of Duality came out in 2006.
Mr. Sonam has a BA in Economics from St. Xavier’s College and MA in the same subject from M. S. University of Baroda. His first job was at Paljor Publication, then a unit of the Department of Finance, Tibetan Government-in-Exile where he translated a few books from Tibetan to English. He studied print and multimedia journalism from Emerson College, Boston USA.