Andrew Schelling

Andrew Schelling, poet and translator, was born in 1953, and raised in New England. He migrated to Northern California in 1973, and for twenty years pursued Zen studies under Kobun Chino and Mel Weitsman, learning the Sanskrit language and exploring the region-5 wilderness areas. Here he also carried on concurrent work in poetry and small press magazines with urban-based experimental poets of the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1990, Schelling moved to Boulder, Colorado. He is the co-director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa University, where he teaches poetry, Sanskrit, and wilderness writing. Andrew is an explorer of wilderness areas in the Rocky Mountain bioregion, and is active on ecology and wilderness issues.

Andrew Schelling translates poetry and Buddhist texts from Sanskrit and related vernaculars. He has given poetry readings and taught in Mexico, England, and Austria as well as at many colleges, poetry centers bookstores and ashrams in the United States. He has received awards and grants from: The Academy of American Poets, The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, and is a recipient of a Nathan Cummings Contemplative Fellowship.

Books include Old Growth, The Road to Ocosingo, Moon is a Piece of Tea, and a collection of essays The India Book. Translations include Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha (translations from Pali texts done with Anne Waldman), For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai, and most recently The Cane Groves of Narmada River: Erotic Poems of Old India.


Other Books by This author:

For Love of the Dark One