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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar has published or edited over a dozen books, including the Muse India award-winning Tamil translations of 9th century poet/saint, Andal, The Autobiography of a Goddess, the 2011 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove and the 2005 Finalist for the Connecticut Book Awards, Instrumentality. 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 and a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner, been featured in such venues as The New York Times, The Paris Review and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared as a commentator on the BBC, the PBS Newshour and National Public Radio, received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Corporation of Yaddo, and has taught around the world, including at Columbia University and City University of Hong Kong. He is also the founding editor of Drunken Boat, one of the world’s oldest online journals, he holds a research fellowship from the University of Sydney and his “Many Uses ofMint: New and Selected Poems 1997-2017” was published by Recent Works Press in 2018.