Shiv Mirabito

Shiv Mirabito is a tantrik BuddhistHindu yogi, anthropologist, archivist, artist, photographer, publisher, and poet who began writing as a teenager while living at Allen Ginsberg’s Cherry Valley poetry commune. He now divides his time between Woodstock, India, and Nepal. His small press Shivastan Press {Woodstock~Kathmandu} is the only press that prints chapbooks and broadsides on handmade paper in Nepal. It is inspired by the famous Bardo Matrix Press of Ira Cohen and Angus Maclise which also published in Nepal and also the Hanuman Press series by Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente which published in India. He is also the director of The Shivastan Poetry Ashram, which is a book shop, art gallery, gift shop, and grassroots cooperative community promoting poetry, friendship, wisdom, and compassion for all beings located in central Woodstock, NY. Frequent gatherings include poetry, music, vegetarian potlucks, and bonfires in a lush secret garden.