Author, translator and essayist Andrew Schelling will read from his work on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Ciné Bar Café Cinéma, located 235 W. Hancock Ave. The event, sponsored by the English department as part of its Lanier Speakers Series, is free and open to the public.
Schelling’s writings are known for their ecological focus and engagement with the poetic traditions of Asia. He has authored or edited 18 books, most recently a collection of poetry, Old Tale Road. He also has revised a second edition of Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India, a volume that received the Academy of American Poets award for translation when it originally appeared in 1992.
Schelling’s other volumes of translation include For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai and The Cane Groves of Narmada River: Erotic Poems from Old India.
His collections of essays and poems include Wild Form, Savage Grammar: Poetry, Ecology, Asia, Tea Shack Interior: New and Selected Poetry, The Road to Ocosingo, Old Growth: Poems and Notebooks 1986-1994, The India Book: Essays and Translations from Indian Asia and Moon Is a Piece of Tea. He is the editor of The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry, which presents the writings of 30 contemporary Buddhist-influenced poets.