BA in Creative Writing and Literature
BA in Religious Studies
MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics
BA, University of California–Santa Cruz
From the heart
I've traveled east and west and never seen a center of learning, a place with the
color, the heart, the steady confidence, as students reveal, here at Naropa. What
other college has two hearts, the meditation hall and the library? Where else can
you find a Japanese tea house, historic buildings, and a campus where every day it
feels like students and faculty are not so much building careers as envisioning culture
and community? The leaves whirl, the snow falls, and the great thinkers of past and
future walk among us.
- Academy of American Poets Prize in Translation, 1992, for Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India
- Witter Bynner Foundation grant for poetry, 1996, 1998
- From the Arapaho Songbook, La Alameda Press, 2011
- A Possible Bag, Singing Horse Press, 2013
- The Oxford Anthology of Bhakti Literature, Oxford University Press, 2011
- The Real People of Wind & Rain: Talks, Essays, & an Interview, Singing Horse Press, 2014
- Bright as an Autumn Moon: Fifty Poems from the Sanskrit, University of Hawaii Press, 2014
- American Literary Translators Association, Tucson, 2015
- Uberoi Foundation, Tampa, 2015
- Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, 2015
- American Writing Programs, Minneapolis, 2015
- "Seeding the John Muir Way," Scotland, 2014
- Glasgow Royal Botanical Gardens, 2014
- Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens, 2014
- The Public School of Oakland, 2014
- Deer park Institute, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2012
Research and scholarship
- Working on "Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Rim Culture" with
research at the American Philosophical Institute, Philadelphia and UC Santa Cruz special
- Volume III of "From the Arapaho Songbook: Poems."
- Tracks Along the Left Coast
- Literature of the Pacific Rim
- Writing Poetry: Wild Form
- Investigative Poetry
- 19th Century American Literature
- Sanskrit int he Sacred Traditions of India
- Sanskrit III & IV
- The Long Poem: Writing Workshop
- The Cantos of Ezra Pound
What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?
Technicians of the Sacred: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe
& Oceania, ed. Jerome Rothenberg
Coffee or tea?
Tea for contemplation, writing, study, quiet musing.
Coffee for work with tools, conversation, camping, icy weather outdoors
Breathe deep; get ready for the next millennium; listen closer; work harder; keep
the old ways alive for the future.