Ravi Shankar (poet)
|Born||1975 (age 42–43)|
His collections of poetry include What Else Could it Be (2015),Instrumentality (2004), a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards with Deepening Groove (2011), winner of the National Poetry Review Prize. He won a Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in 2017. His translations with Priya Sarukkai Chabria of the 8th century Tamil poet/saint Andal won the 2016/2017 Muse India Translation Award.
Shankar resigned from teaching at CCSU following a suspension over a number of arrests and convictions including driving under the influence, giving a police officer someone else’s license after getting into a collision, providing a false statement to authorities, credit card fraud related to using school equipment, and theft of school funds. He served time in Hartford Correctional Center.
As a result of media attention surrounding the case and complaints by Connecticut State Senator Kevin D. Witkos, the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education proposed that criminal convictions be allowed into consideration in employment decisions.
- Instrumentality, Harper & Row, 2004, (WordTech Communications, 2004)
- Wanton Textiles, with Reb Livingston, (No Tell Books, 2006)
- Seamless Matter, with Sol LeWitt (Chapbook), OHM Editions – Rain Taxi, 2010
- Deepening Groove, (The National Poetry Review Press, 2011)
- What Else Could It Be: Ekphrastics and Collaborations, (Carolina Wren Press, 2015)
- Durable Transit: New and Selected Poems, (Poetrywala, 2018)
- The Autobiography of a Goddess, with Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Zubaan Books/University of Chicago Press, 2016
- Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond, with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008
- Radha Says: final poems of Reetika Vazirani Drunken Boat Books, 2010
- UNION: 50 Years of Writing from Singapore and 15 Years of Drunken Boat, with Alvin Pang, Drunken Boat Media, 2015
- The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, with Patricia Smith and Peter Kahn, University of Arkansas Press, 2017
- "Ravi Shankar". Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2017-12-27. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
- "CCSU Professor Ravi Shankar Resigns", by Nicholas Rondinone, Hartford Courant, February 3, 2016, http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-shankar-resigns-0204-20160203-story.html
- "CCSU Suspends Professor Ravi Shankar; Senator Says Fire Him" by David Moran, Hartford Courant, August 7, 2015 http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-connecticut-senator-wants-ccsu-to-fire-ravi-shankar-0808-2-20150807-story.html
- "CCSU Professor Appears in Court After Being Arrested 3 Times In A Year" by Angelica Spanos and John Charlton, FOX61, August 26, 2015, http://fox61.com/2015/08/26/ccsu-professor-due-in-court-after-being-arrested-3-times-in-a-year/
- "Ravi Shankar Still In Hot Water" by Ruth Bruno, Central Recorder, October 21, 2015 http://centralrecorder.com/2015/10/21/ravi-shankar-still-in-hot-water/
- "Time To Throw The Book At Professor Shankar" Editorial from The Hartford Courant, December 17, 2015, http://www.courant.com/opinion/editorials/hc-ed-shankar-should-be-canned-20151216-story.html
- Schoenfeld, Samantha; Roberts, Laura. "CCSU professor suspended without pay after latest arrest". Fox61. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "As professor racks up convictions, CSCU unable to consider them in employment decisions", by Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The Connecticut Mirror, December 16, 2015, https://ctmirror.org/2015/12/16/as-professor-racks-up-convictions-cscu-unable-to-consider-them-in-employment-decisions/
- Drunken Boat, an Internet arts journal founded by Shankar
- Shankar on Poetry Society of America's "Q-and-A on American Poetry"