Ravi Shankar - Salt Lake City
Oct 30, 2021, 6:00 pm
Salt Lake City
VenueWeller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
Weller Book Works presents Ravi Shankar, author of Correctional.
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Pushcart-prize winning poet, author, editor, translator, and professor, Ravi Shankar is the author and editor of over fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, including the "Many Uses of Mint: New and Selected Poems: 1998-2018" (Recent Works Press); W.W. Norton & Co.'s "Language for a New Century" called a "beautiful achievement for world literature" by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer; the Muse India Award winning translations of 8th century Tamil poet/saint "Autobiography of a Goddess" (Zubaan/University of Chicago Press); the National Poetry Review Prize winning "Deepening Groove"; the Carolina Wren judges award winning "What Else Could it Be"; and the finalist for the Connecticut Book Awards "Instrumentality," poems from which have appeared around the world. Translated into over 12 languages and recipient of a Glenna Luschei Award from Prairie Schooner as well as winner of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, Shankar has taught at such institutions as Columbia University, Fairfield University, the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Sydney. He has held fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Jentel Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Blue Mountain Center and many others. Recipient of numerous grants and awards, including multiple "Excellence-in-Teaching Awards," his students have gone on to publish dozens of books of their own. Granted fellowships by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island State Commission on the Arts, Shankar has been featured in The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, BBC, NPR and the PBS Newshour. His essays have appeared in such places as the Georgia Review, the Hartford Courant, and for the Poetry Society of America. He has been featured at the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, Poetry International and he founded one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts, Drunken Boat, winner of a South-by-Southwest Web Award. He currently teaches for the New York Writers Workshop and lives a nomadic existence centered around Boston, Massachusetts and Sydney, Australia. In addition to performances and lectures, he is available for individual consultancy, workshops, editing and mentoring services around the world.
This event was made possible with support from Weller Book Works.