Sonam Tsomo

Sonam Tsomo (Chashutsang) is a poet who writes in Tibetan, English, and Hindi. She has a degree in creative writing from Miami University and publishes in the Khabdha online journal, one of the most popular Tibetan literary sites, and her work has been published in Newtown Literary Magazine, New York.

Born and raised in Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India, she attended Sarah College in Dharamshala before moving to the United States under a scholarship at Miami University, Ohio. Tsomo holds a degree in creative writing and a minor in communications.

“In my free time, I like to people-watch in New York City.”

  • Participated in event “Writing Sacred Lhasa” – Himalayan Heritage Meetup in October 2016 at the Rubin Museum.
  • Participated in event “To Nepal with Love” in May 2015 at the Rubin Museum.

Sonam Tsomo on TibetWrites

Poetry [4]

  • “If I could see you again” I lay on my bed crying holding onto my Mother’s chupa / that always sits on my bed, / I wiped off the tears / And put on her chupa 13 May 2020
  • Untitled They say / you become what you eat / So she ate flowers / All these years 13 May 2020
  • A Barred Blessing In the cold snowy mountains / In Tibet / Her nomad parents — / named her Tenzin / A privilege worth risking it all. 13 May 2020
  • Old Echoes Smell of freshly churned butter tea / Coming from our 4 ft. square kitchen, / In our small home back in Bir / Where our long sighs tell our grief 13 May 2020

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