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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar is poet-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University and the founding editor of the international online journal of the arts, His first book Instrumentality, published by Cherry Grove in May 2004 http://www.cherry-grove/shankar, was named a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards. He is the co-editor, along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, of Contemporary Voice From the East: An Anthology of Poems, published by W.W. Norton in Fall 2007. You can read an interview with Ravi Shankar at and listen to some of his poems at


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2006

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