Ravi Shankar (author page at Amazon) is associate professor and poet-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University and founding editor of Drunken Boat. He has published a book of poems, Instrumentality (Cherry Grove), a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards; two chapbooks, Voluptuous Bristle (Finishing Line) and Seamless Matter (Rain Taxi), featuring the artwork of late American artist Sol LeWitt; and with Reb Livingston, the collaborative chapbook Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006). He is currently on the faculty of the Stonecoast Writing Conference and the first international MFA program at City University of Hong Kong. He serves on the Advisory Council of the Connecticut Center for the Book, has appeared as a commentator on NPR and the BBC, and, along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, edited Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co.), called “a beautiful achievement for world literature,” by Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer. He does not play the sitar. (updated 5/2010)
Shankar’s AGNI poem “Barter” won a Pushcart Prize and was reprinted in the 2011 anthology.
AGNI has published the following work by Ravi Shankar:
|•American Liver Mush|
|•B is for Bedroom|