Ravi Shankar

March 14th, 2014 § 0 comments

Ravi Shankar is a finely struck chord.

Ravi Shankar is a finely struck chord.

Ravi Shankar founded Drunken Boat, and has published or edited seven books and chapbooks of poetry. His next, a collection of ekphrastic and collaborative poems, entitled What Else Could It Be, will be out next spring. 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. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times, appeared as a commentator on the BBC, the PBS Newshour, 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 Central Connecticut State University.

Ravi is the poet for the April 14 reading.

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