Written by Kate Harner
Shankar will be reading from his book of poems, "Instrumentality," which was a 2005 Connecticut Book Awards Finalist, as well as selections from his new book, "Deepening Groove," which was awarded the National Poetry Review Prize and will be published in 2011. Shankar is a founding editor of the international online journal of the arts, "Drunken Boat," and a co-author of the collaborative chapbook, "Wanton Textiles," with Reb Livingston.
His awards include the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize and the Bennet Prize for Poetry at
Shankar currently reviews submissions for the "Contemporary Poetry Review" and serves on the faculty of the Wesleyan Writers Conference, Stonecoast Writers Conference and in the first international MFA program in Creative Writing at City University of Hong Kong.
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