This week we welcome Ravi Shankar as our guest blogger. Ravi is Executive Director and founding editor of Drunken Boat and Associate Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author or editor of seven books and chapbooks of poetry, including Deepening Groove , the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner and W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond called a "beautiful achievement for world literature" by Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, appeared in the New York Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared as a commentator on NPR & the BBC, and currently teaches in Fairfield University's MFA Program and in the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong .
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We're also pleased to welcome back Sally Ashton, who is in Lisbon right now, teaching at a new International Literary Program from June 19th-July 2nd and traveling with her winemaker husband around Portugal through July 12. Sally will post a few times a week about her adventures. In addition to her many accomplishments, Sally was recently named poet laureate of Santa Clara County. Read about her appointment here.
Welcome Ravi and Sally