Ravi Shankar is a founding editor of the online art/literary journal, Drunken Boat, which is dedicated to showcasing the best of more traditional forms of representation, like poetery and prose, alongside works of art endemic to the medium of the web, like hypertext, digital animation, sound, video and web art. Drunken Boat hosts readings and performances in New York City, evidence of which is archived on the web. Shankar's poetry has been published or is forthcoming in such journals as The Paris Review, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, Lit, Descant, Crowd, The Western Humanities Review, and The Mississippi Review, among others. He has received fellowships from the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Ragdale and the Vermont Studio Center and recently completing his first manuscript, a book of poems.
Shankar teaches Literature and Composition at Queens College, works at
a literary agency, writes music and book reviews for various publications,
and recently edited an anthology of Asian-American writing, to be seen
in the September issue of Big
This artist will be part of the Accessibility and Diversity panel.