Ravi Shankar

119 Main St.Chester, CT 06412
Phone: 
860-938-2139
Website: 
www.drunkenboat.com

Author's Bio

Ravi Shankar is the founding editor and Executive Director of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts. He has published or edited seven books and chapbooks of poetry, including the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond, called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared as a commentator on the BBC and NPR, received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently Chairman of the Connecticut Young Writers Trust, on the faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong and an Associate Professor of English at CCSU.

Publications and Prizes

Book

Deepening Groove
(The National Poetry Review Press,
2011)
Instrumentality
(Cherry Grove,
2004)

Anthology

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond
(W. W. Norton & Company,
2015)
Prizes: 
Pushcart Prize, Connecticut Commission on Arts & Tourism Artist Fellowship, Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, BOMB Poetry Prize (runner up), SLS Poetry Prize (runner up), Spoon River Poetry Prize (runner up)

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Indian American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English, Euskara, French
Born in: 
Washigton, DC
Raised in: 
Coimbatore

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Listing last updated: April 6, 2014.