Poet Ravi Shankar is the author or editor of more than 11 books of poetry.

The Golden Shovel Anthology (University of Arkansas Press, 2017) 

Autobiography of a Goddess: Translations of Andal (Zubaan Books / University of Chicago Press, 2015) ISBN#9789384757670

Union: 50 Years of Singaporean Literature and 15 Years of Drunken Boat (Ethos Books / Drunken Boat, Singapore, 2015) ISBN#978-981-09-6489-4

What Else Could it Be: Collaborations and Ekphrastics (Carolina Wren, Durham, NC 2015)

Deepening Groove Winner of the 2011 National Poetry Review Prize (National Poetry Review Press, 2011) ISBN#978-1935716082

Radha Says (Drunken Boat Books, 2011) ISBN#978-0578014654

Voluptuous Bristle (Finishing Line Press, 2010) ISBN#978-1599245799

Seamless Matter (Ohm Editions, Rain Taxi, Minneapolis, MN, 2010)

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond (W.W. Norton & Co., New York, NY 2008) ISBN#978-0393332384

Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books, Fairfax, VA 2006) ASIN#

Instrumentality Finalist for the 2015 Connecticut Book Awards (Cherry Grove, Cincinnati, OH 2004)