Ravi Shankar is the author of six collections of poetry, including Deepening Groove (The National Poetry Review Press, 2011); Seamless Matter: Thirty Stills (Rain Taxi, 2010); Voluptuous Bristle (Finishing Line Press, 2010); Wanton Textiles, with Reb Livingston (No Tell Books, 2006), and Instrumentality (Word Press, 2004). The founding editor of the online journal Drunken Boat, his work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The Paris Review, Poets & Writers, Time Out New York, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, Descant, LIT, Crowd, The Cortland Review,Catamaran, The Indiana Review, Western Humanities Review, The Iowa Review, and The AWP Writer’s Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a commentator on NPR, Wesleyan Radio, and KKUP’s Out of Our Minds. He has read at such venues as The National Arts Club, Columbia University, KGB, and the Cornelia Street Café, has held residencies from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, reviews poetry for the Contemporary Poetry Review, and edited, with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (W.W. Norton, 2009).
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