Ravi Shankar

Pushcart prize winning poet, translator, professor Ravi Shankar has published, edited or has forthcoming 15 books, including the Muse India award-winning translations of 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, 'The Autobiography of a Goddess' (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). 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 appeared in print, radio and TV in The New York Times, NPR, BBC and the PBS Newshour. He currently holds an international research fellowship from the University of Sydney and his memoir “Correctional” is forthcoming with University of Wisconsin Press.

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