Dr. Ravi Shankar
Pushcart prize winning poet, translator and professor Ravi Shankar has published, edited or has forthcoming over fifteen books, including the Muse India award-winning translations of 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, ‘The Autobiography of a Goddess’ (Zubaan/University of Chicago), ‘The Golden Shovel: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks” (University of Arkansas) and ‘The Many Uses of Mint: New and Selected Poems 1997-2017’ (Recent Works Press).… Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he co-edited W.W. Norton’s “Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond” and he founded one of the world’s oldest electronic journals of the arts, Drunken Boat. He has taught and performed around the world and currently holds a research fellowship from the University of Sydney. His collaborative chapbook, ‘A Field Guide to Southern China’ written with T.S. Eliot Prize winner George Szirtes was just published in the UK August 2019 by Eyewear Publishing.