Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rescheduled This Thursday, 1-20-11: Poet Ravi 'I Don't Play The Sitar' Shankar Luncheon Speaker For Litchfield-Morris Rotary

Editor's Note:
December 2010 Appearance
Was Postponed
Because Of Family Illness

Poet and professor Ravi 'I Don't Play The Sitar' Shankar will be the guest speaker for the Litchfield-Morris Rotary Thursday at noon at The Forman School.

Rotary members and guests are welcome.

Shankar grew up in Virginia; he received a BA from the University of Virginia and a MFA from Columbia University. He is founding editor of the online journal of the arts Drunken Boat. Shankar teaches at Central Connecticut State University where he is poet-in-residence. He is also a faculty member at the Stonecoast Writers Conference and the MFA program at City University of Hong Kong.

His first book, Instrumentality, was published by Cherry Grove in May 2004,and was a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards. He co-wrote Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006) with Reb Livingston, selections of which were published in Fringe Magazine and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. His chapbook Voluptuous Bristle, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010.

His critical work has appeared in The Iowa Review, among other publications. He co-edited an anthology of contemporary Arab and Asian poetry, along with poets Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, published by Norton in Spring 2008.

To RSVP, write to tntcomm82@cs.com or call 860-690-0211.

  • Litchfield-Morris Rotary website

  • Drunken Boat

  • BREAKING NEWS: Poet / CCSU Prof Ravi Shankar Wins Settlement From NYC In Racial Profiling Case

  • VIDEO: Ravi Live @ Szechuan Tokyo October 2010

  • twitter@cooljustice

  • 1 comment:

    Jim Brewer said...

    Most folks may not have noticed or remember the hell Ravi Shankar went through at the hands of a racist NYC criminal "justice" system. I followed that closely and found it despicable. He has much more than that to offer; but his "grace under pressure" is commendable. I look forward to shaking his hand!