Ravi Shankar is founding editor and executive director of Drunken Boat, an international online journal of the arts that has celebrated over a decade in existence, and co-director the Creative Writing Program at Central Connecticut State University. His books and chapbooks include Seamless Matter: Thirty Stills (OHM Editions, 2010); Voluptuous Bristle (Finishing Line Press, 2010); Wanton Textiles (co-authored with Reb Livingston, No Tell Books, 2006); and Instrumentality (WordTech Communications, 2004). With Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, he has appeared in The New York Times, BBC and NPR, and has read his work around the world. He teaches in Fairfield University’s MFA Program and in the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong. His most recent book, Deepening Groove (The National Poetry Review Press, 2011), won the 2010 National Poetry Review Book Prize.