Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator from the poetry of India, essay writer, and editor of anthologies. Before arriving at Naropa University he was active in the Bay Area with a community of experimental writers, Zen practitioners, and wilderness advocates. He came to the Jack Kerouac School in 1990, and began teaching Sanskrit language for the Department of Religious Studies shortly after. He has been active in land use & ecological issues in the American West, is a student of natural history, and has taught for many years at Deer Park Institute in India. Among his twenty-five published titles are, most recently, a poetry collection The Facts at Dog Tank Spring; a folkloric volume regarding language, bohemian poets, and wilderness, Tracks Along the Left Coast; and three volumes of translated poetry from Shambhala Publications. His anthologies include Love and the Turning Seasons: India’s Poetry of Spiritual & Erotic Longing.
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