Ravi Shankar
Since 2002
Works in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO

Ravi Shankar is Associate Professor and Poet-in-Residence at Central Connecticut State University and founding editor of the international online journal of the arts, Drunken Boat <http://www.drunkenboat.com>. He has published a book of poems, Instrumentality (Cherry Grove, 2004), named a finalist for the 2005 Connecticut Book Awards, and along with Reb Livingston, a collaborative chapbook, Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, 2006). His creative and critical work has previously appeared in such publications as The Paris Review, Fulcrum, McSweeney's, the AWP Writer's Chronicle, Scribner’s Best American Erotic Poems from 1800 to the Present, among many others. He has taught at Queens College, University of New Haven, and Columbia University, where he received his MFA in Poetry. He has appeared as a commentator on NPR and Wesleyan Radio and read his work in many places, including the Asia Society, St. Mark's Poetry Project and the National Arts Club. He currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Connecticut Center for the Book, reviews poetry for the Contemporary Poetry Review and along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, is the co-editor of Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East and Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co.) <http://www.wwnorton.co.uk/book.html?id=1184>

LINKS:

Interview:
http://jacketmagazine.com/16/dev-iv-shank.html

Listen:
http://www.fishousepoems.org/archives/ravi_shankar/

Read:
http://www.brooklynrail.org/2006/09/poetry/ravi-shankar

Argue:
http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5897

Discussions (8) Opportunities (3) Events (0) Jobs (1)
OPPORTUNITY

Reminder: Drunken Boat Design Contest


Deadline:
Mon Dec 01, 2008 00:00

http://www.drunkenboat.com/db10/designcontest/

Drunken Boat Design Contest - $2500 for winning designer - due December 1st, 2008

Drunken Boat , an international online journal of the arts, celebrates its 10th anniversary! Part of our conceptual origin has been in exhibiting works of art that use the medium of the Web as constitutive of meaning; with this in mind we are soliciting proposals for the design of a special 10th issue dedicated to arts and literature online. The winning designer receives a $2500 honorarium in return for designing the home page of a publication that attracts nearly half a million unique visitors per year.

ENTRY PROCESS
To submit a design proposal, follow these steps:
1) Email designcontest@drunkenboat.com with your design proposal (as per below).
2) Pay the $25 Entry Fee online or by mail. Make sure your payment is attached to your entry.
3) Include complete contact information on all submitted materials.
Note: No materials will be returned (unless prior arrangement has been reached).
Please submit disposable materials wherever possible.

ENTRY FORMAT
Send your design proposal in one of the following formats:
1) a link to a website
2) one or more JPG, GIF or PNG files
3) one or more PDF files
4) a SWF file (Adobe Flash)

ENTRY FEE
Pay the $25 Entry Fee online through Paypal , or by
personal or organizational check. All payments sent by regular mail must include the designer’s
current email address and contact information.

MAILING ADDRESS
Drunken Boat
119 Main St.
Chester, CT 06412
USA

PERMISSION
Contestants grant Drunken Boat permission to display a designer’s name, company name, client name and/or relevant design work at www.drunkenboat.com.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Drunken Boat assumes all submitted artwork is the property of the designer or design firm submitting the work. Drunken Boat will not be liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the contestant. All rights to the work will revert to the designer upon publication.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES
Drunken Boat reserves the right to revoke the award from any individual or company, whose artwork does not fall within the ethical guidelines set forth by the magazine, whether before, during or after the judging is complete. Fees are non-refundable once the entry has been submitted for any reason.

TERMS OF DELIVERY
The winner will receive a $2500 honorarium, payable upon launch date of the 10th anniversary issue. The winner will be responsible for all aspects of the home page design, including its interface with all other sections of the issue (particularly the 10 mini-sites). The winner must also be willing to work with other individuals, as needed, to enable completion of the issue in time for a Winter 2008/2009 launch.

DEADLINE
December 01 2008

RULES
The Drunken Boat Design Contest is open to designers from any discipline, from anywhere in the world, particularly individuals attuned to the potential dynamicity of designing work online. We at Drunken Boat are open to any number of aesthetic models that might encompass this issue’s contents. Best of all would be an interactive / dynamic component that actively invites reader participation. The only parameters of the contest are that all of the home page designs must be structured to encompass a group of 10 mini-sites designed by Drunken Boat Web Editor / Site Designer Shawn M. McKinney. A sample of the visual design of the 10 mini-sites may be found here: www.drunkenboat.com/db10/designcontest.

All entries will be considered potential home pages; some finalists may ultimately provide alternate home page designs.

NOTES
We don’t expect you to submit an entire Web site. We do expect you to provide us with a clear sense of the graphic “look and feel” of a home page, as well as a proposed system of navigation, for Drunken Boat, Issue No. 10. In addition, all proposed design elements must be aesthetically compatible with the 10 mini-sites mentioned previously. Although your email confirmation and digital artwork will be sufficient for our judges to assess your entry properly, contestants may physically mail design samples to allow for a more in-depth evaluation process. In any event, no materials will be returned (unless prior arrangement has been reached). Please submit disposable materials wherever possible.

We urge you to explore the archives of www.drunkenboat.com. Take a look at some of the creative work we have published in the past, while you consider the design sensibility that has shaped previous issues. Also, you might want to read the “designer’s note” (essay) found in the Oulipo section of Drunken Boat, Issue No. 8. Locate it as follows: www.drunkenboat.com/db8 > oulipo > shawn m. mckinney > “Oulipo Redux: Extensible, Exegetic, Ex Post Facto.”

A spirit of collaboration is essential to the success of this contest and this special issue of Drunken Boat. The winning designer will be expected to work closely with a staff of designers and editors to complete the design of Issue No. 10. Mavericks need not apply.

If all we have at our disposal is language to articulate the world, its precision and meaning, in abstract form, how do we reconcile the stance that dialogue is nothing more than the congress of arbitrary conceits?
—Ravi Shankar, “Editor’s Statement,” Drunken Boat, Issue No. 9

All entries must be received by midnight. No late entries will be considered.

poster design www.typonica.com


OPPORTUNITY

Drunken Boat Design Contest


Deadline:
Mon Dec 01, 2008 00:00

http://www.drunkenboat.com/db10/designcontest/


Drunken Boat Design Contest - $2500 for winning designer - Dec 01 Deadline


Drunken Boat , an international online journal of the arts, celebrates its 10th anniversary! Part of our conceptual origin has been in exhibiting works of art that use the medium of the Web as constitutive of meaning; with this in mind we are soliciting proposals for the design of a special 10th issue dedicated to arts and literature online. The winning designer receives a $2500 honorarium in return for designing the home page of a publication that attracts nearly half a million unique visitors per year.

ENTRY PROCESS
To submit a design proposal, follow these steps:
1) Email designcontest@drunkenboat.com with your design proposal (as per below).
2) Pay the $25 Entry Fee online or by mail. Make sure your payment is attached to your entry.
3) Include complete contact information on all submitted materials.
Note: No materials will be returned (unless prior arrangement has been reached).
Please submit disposable materials wherever possible.

ENTRY FORMAT
Send your design proposal in one of the following formats:
1) a link to a website
2) one or more JPG, GIF or PNG files
3) one or more PDF files
4) a SWF file (Adobe Flash)

ENTRY FEE
Pay the $25 Entry Fee online through Paypal , or by
personal or organizational check. All payments sent by regular mail must include the designer’s
current email address and contact information.

MAILING ADDRESS
Drunken Boat
119 Main St.
Chester, CT 06412
USA

PERMISSION
Contestants grant Drunken Boat permission to display a designer’s name, company name, client name and/or relevant design work at www.drunkenboat.com.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Drunken Boat assumes all submitted artwork is the property of the designer or design firm submitting the work. Drunken Boat will not be liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the contestant. All rights to the work will revert to the designer upon publication.

ETHICAL GUIDELINES
Drunken Boat reserves the right to revoke the award from any individual or company, whose artwork does not fall within the ethical guidelines set forth by the magazine, whether before, during or after the judging is complete. Fees are non-refundable once the entry has been submitted for any reason.

TERMS OF DELIVERY
The winner will receive a $2500 honorarium, payable upon launch date of the 10th anniversary issue. The winner will be responsible for all aspects of the home page design, including its interface with all other sections of the issue (particularly the 10 mini-sites). The winner must also be willing to work with other individuals, as needed, to enable completion of the issue in time for a Winter 2008/2009 launch.

DEADLINE
December 01 2008

RULES
The Drunken Boat Design Contest is open to designers from any discipline, from anywhere in the world, particularly individuals attuned to the potential dynamicity of designing work online. We at Drunken Boat are open to any number of aesthetic models that might encompass this issue’s contents. Best of all would be an interactive / dynamic component that actively invites reader participation. The only parameters of the contest are that all of the home page designs must be structured to encompass a group of 10 mini-sites designed by Drunken Boat Web Editor / Site Designer Shawn M. McKinney. A sample of the visual design of the 10 mini-sites may be found here: www.drunkenboat.com/db10/designcontest.

All entries will be considered potential home pages; some finalists may ultimately provide alternate home page designs.

NOTES
We don’t expect you to submit an entire Web site. We do expect you to provide us with a clear sense of the graphic “look and feel” of a home page, as well as a proposed system of navigation, for Drunken Boat, Issue No. 10. In addition, all proposed design elements must be aesthetically compatible with the 10 mini-sites mentioned previously. Although your email confirmation and digital artwork will be sufficient for our judges to assess your entry properly, contestants may physically mail design samples to allow for a more in-depth evaluation process. In any event, no materials will be returned (unless prior arrangement has been reached). Please submit disposable materials wherever possible.

We urge you to explore the archives of www.drunkenboat.com. Take a look at some of the creative work we have published in the past, while you consider the design sensibility that has shaped previous issues. Also, you might want to read the “designer’s note” (essay) found in the Oulipo section of Drunken Boat, Issue No. 8. Locate it as follows: www.drunkenboat.com/db8 > oulipo > shawn m. mckinney > “Oulipo Redux: Extensible, Exegetic, Ex Post Facto.”

A spirit of collaboration is essential to the success of this contest and this special issue of Drunken Boat. The winning designer will be expected to work closely with a staff of designers and editors to complete the design of Issue No. 10. Mavericks need not apply.

If all we have at our disposal is language to articulate the world, its precision and meaning, in abstract form, how do we reconcile the stance that dialogue is nothing more than the congress of arbitrary conceits?
—Ravi Shankar, “Editor’s Statement,” Drunken Boat, Issue No. 9

All entries must be received by midnight. No late entries will be considered.

poster design www.typonica.com


JOB

Position in Digital Humanities at Central Connecticut State University


Deadline:
Thu Nov 06, 2008 15:11

Location:
United States of America

Assistant or associate professor (depending on experience), Tenure-track. Specialization in one or more of the fields within professional writing (e.g., business writing, digital humanities, digital writing, technical writing). Teaching responsibilities include intermediate and advanced writing courses, and the creation of new courses to develop and support a professional writing program. Four course teaching load per semester, but with opportunity for release time for research. Further responsibilities include committee work, participation in conferences, and publication. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Professional Writing, Digital Humanities, Hypertext, or related field. Evidence of scholarly and professional activity.

Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, sample publications, and three letters of recommendation to Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Chair, English Department, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050. Applications received by December 16, 2008 will receive preference.


DISCUSSION

Language for a New Century Available for Pre-Order!



Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East and Beyond, featuring over
400 poets from 55 countries writing in 40 different languages:

<http://www.amazon.com/Language-New-Century-Contemporary-Poetry/dp/039333238
1/ref=sr_1_6/002-1602521-6015206?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194504992&sr=8-6>

"This extraordinary, library-in-one-volume: what a resource! Those to whom
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outreaches everything prose can illuminate in who and what we are, no matter
where, on the map. Nine thematic groupings of the work bring us wonderfully,
almost perilously close to ultimate experience in childhood, love, war,
exile, the inextricable relations between politics and the personal, the
tragic and the ironic, the wisdom in sorrow and humor, that only the most
intense imagination can plumb. That of the poet. The realm of imagination is
one. This anthology gives entry to its vast expression in the Middle East
and Asia, including the changing sensibilities of poets in the ever-growing
world of immigration. Assembled here not the Tower of Babel, but the
astonishment and subtlety inherent in many languages and their experimental
modes to expand the power of words. The introductions to each section offer
perceptions engagingly, against which to place one's own readings. The
editors have boldly envisaged and compiled a beautiful achievement for world
literature."

-Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Laureate

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Ravi Shankar
Ed., http://www.drunkenboat.com
Poet-in-Residence
Associate Professor
CCSU - English Dept.
860-832-2766
shankarr@ccsu.edu

DISCUSSION

Drunken Boat looking for submissions for (mis)Translation folio




Drunken Boat, international online journal of the arts,
<http://www.drunkenboat.com> is assembling material for its next issue and
will be considering work for a (mis)translation folio, which is broadly
defined as encompassing everything from straight translation to
homophonic/homolinguistic/lexical translation to multimedia and mixed genre
translations. We're particularly interested in how artworks from one medium
are translated into another, how artists mistranslate the original for
creative effect and how the trope of translation is used loosely to provide
the basis for creation. Send any work (video, web art, sound, image, or
text) to <ShankarR@ccsu.edu> by November 15th for consideration.

***************
Ravi Shankar
Ed., http://www.drunkenboat.com
Poet-in-Residence
Associate Professor
CCSU - English Dept.
860-832-2766
shankarr@ccsu.edu