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Jack Kerouac School
Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
BA, University of California–Santa Cruz
Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator and editor. His poetry works extensively with material from ecology, bioregional thought, linguistics, and anthropology. Recent poetry books include From the Arapaho Songbook and A Possible Bag. Other publications include six books of translation and four anthologies. This past year Counterpoint Press issued Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual and Erotic Longing. Also released in 2014 is a book of talks and essays, The Real People of Wind & Rain, from Singing Horse Press. He is the preeminent literary translator of poetry from Sanskrit and related Indian vernaculars, receiving the Academy of American Poets translation prize in 1992, and two Witter Bynner Poetry Fellowships. His literary papers are housed at The Archive for New Poetry at the University of California, San Diego. In the past several years Andrew has taught regularly at Deer Park Institute in India’s Kangra Valley. In California he works with The Public School, a free and cooperative public space that emerged from Occupy Oakland. He teaches poetry for Naropa's Jack Kerouac School and Sanskrit for the Religious Studies program.
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