Nov 9, 2011 – Ravi Shankar

08 Nov


Ravi Shankar is co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Central Connecticut State University and the founding editor of Drunken Boat. He has published five books and chapbooks of poetry, including the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he 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 has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared on the BBC and NPR, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently on the faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong and Fairfield University’s MFA Program. Norah Jones is not among his daughters.

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