Andrew Schelling, born 14 January 1953, spent most of the 1970s and 1980s in Northern California. He co-edited the samizdat poetics journal Jimmy & Lucy’s House of “K,” studied Sanskrit language and Zen Buddhism, and explored the Sierra Nevada and Coast Range mountains. In 1990 he moved to Colorado, joined the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, and began teaching. He has worked on land use concerns, wolf reintroduction, fought the destruction of wilderness, and developed skills in mountains. At Naropa he teaches poetry and Sanskrit language. He has published twenty-odd books: poetry, essays, translations, and anthologies. His first collection, Dropping the Bow: Poems from Ancient India received the Academy of American poets award for translation in 1992. For many years he taught at Deer Park Institute in India. He lives in the mountains west of Boulder.