Ravi Shankar is a poet living in New York City, who recently graduated from Columbia University's MFA program. He has published poems in such journals as the Paris Review, Gulf Coast, Lit, The Massachusetts Review, Descant and The Western Humanities Review, and has held fellowships at Ragdale and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He has worked at various times as a teacher, bartender, copy-editor, knife salesman and instigator. He does not play the sitar.

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