Jaswinder Bolina


Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. His debut collection of essays Of Color is available now from McSweeney’s.

His previous books include The 44th of July (Omnidawn 2019), which was long-listed for the 2019 PEN America Open Book Award; Phantom Camera (New Issues Press 2013), winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry; Carrier Wave (CLP 2007), winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry; and the digital chapbook The Tallest Building in America (Floating Wolf Quarterly 2014). 

Phantom Camera (Hachette 2013) is also available in syndicated international edition from Hachette India.

Bolina’s poems have been featured in The Best American Poetry series and have appeared at venues including The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and others. 

His essays can be found at The Washington PostThe Paris Review, ShenandoahPoetry Foundation dot organd elsewhere.

Jaswinder Bolina’s new book English as a Second Language and Other Poems is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in fall 2023.