Andrew Schelling is a poet, translator of Sanskrit, Pali and other old India languages, an essayist and for the past 30 years a teacher at Naropa Univeristy in Boulder, Colodaro where he teaches poetry in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and Sanskrit for the Religious Studies program. . Along with being a poet and translator, Schelling is an ecologist and naturalist, having travelled extensively in North America, Europe, India, and the Himalayas. Schelling’s poetry collections include A Possible Bag (Singing Horse Press, 2013), From the Arapaho Songbook (La Alameda Press, 2011), Old Tale Road (Empty Bowl Press, 2008), Tea Shack Interior: New & Selected Poetry (Talisman House, 2002), The Road to Ocosingo (Smokeproof Press, 1998), and Old Growth: Poems and Notebooks 1986-1994 (Rodent Press, 1995). He is also the author of Wild Form, Savage Grammar: Poetry, Ecology, Asia (La Alameda Press, 2003). In 1992, Schelling received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets for Dropping the Bow: Poems of Ancient India (Broken Moon Press, 1991). His volumes of translation also include For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai (Shambhala Publishers, 1993) and The Cane Groves of Narmada River: Erotic Poems of Old India (City Light Books, 1998). Schelling has received two grants for translation from the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry.
Cascadia Poetics LAB Founding Director (& SICA-USA Chair) Paul E Nelson recently interviewed Andrew Schelling for a presentation on Oct 31 Paul is giving with Tetsuzen Jason Wirth on Beat Breath and previous interviews with Andrew are linked here.