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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Jaswinder Bolina

  • The Berkshire Athenaeum 1 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA, 01201 United States (map)

At our final Tuesday on the Terrace, award-winning poet and professor Jaswinder Bolina will give a poetry reading and a discussion of his work as the founder of Write the Power, an online social justice community. 

Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. He is author of the chapbook The Tallest Building in America (Floating Wolf Quarterly 2014) and the full-length collections Phantom Camera (winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry from New Issues Press) and Carrier Wave (winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry from the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University). An international edition of Phantom Camera is available from Hachette India.

His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, been included in The Best American Poetry series, and been translated into Russian for inclusion in the Russian literary journal Polutona. His essays can be found at The Poetry FoundationThe State, Himal SouthasianThe Writer, and other magazinesThey have also appeared in anthologies including the 14th edition of The Norton Reader (W.W. Norton & Company 2016), Language: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2013), and Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press 2011).

He currently teaches on the faculty of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of MiamiFollow him on Facebook.