Andrew Schelling is the author of fifteen books and chapbooks, the most recent a collection of essays, Wild Form, Savage Grammar. His translations of India’s classical poetry appear in numerous anthologies. The Academy of American Poets honored him with the Harlod Morton Landon Translation Award in 1992 for his Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India. He has received two translation grants from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and his own poetry has been translated into French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Since 1990 he has taught at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, Colorado.
Bhartrihari the Poet, Bhartrihari the Linguist
Everything known for certain about India’s poet Bhartrihari could be engraved on a grain of rice. He steps into the wavering historical record like a ghost out of the mist in 671 C.E., when the Chinese pilgrim I-Tsing...