An American poet and translator, Schelling grew up in New England. His early influences were the wildlands of his childhood geography, and Asian art he encountered at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He moved to California in 1973, graduating in 75 with a degree in Religeous Studies. During his time in California, he explored wilderness regions on the coast as well as the Sierra Nevada mountains. He went on to study poetry and natural history at U.C. Santa Cruz, following with studies in Sanskrit and Asian literature at U.C. Berkeley. The 80s found him living in the East Bay, where he did collaborative work with poets, Zen masters, and ecologists. In the 1990s he began teaching poetry, Sanskrit, and wilderness writing at Naropa University.
Tea Shack Interior: New and Selected Poems
This collection brings together writings from six of Schelling's earlier books together with previously unpublished work.
"Schelling belongs to a small group of poets who are actively engaged with the rhythms and pulses of the natural world." - Patrick Pritchett