Jaswinder Bolina
Essays

Essays

For rights, permissions, interview requests, or to solicit new work, send queries to jaswinder.bolina@gmail.com

Unlinked essays are available in print only. Some outlets listed here are no longer active.

The Washington Post
September 2021

Why They Attack Us

as “From 9/11 to covid-19, I have seen how terror leads to fear, and fear to hatred”

The Best American Essays 2021
August 2021

Color Coded
(listed as notable)

A Measure of Belonging:
21 Writers of Color on the New South
October 2020

Foreign & Domestic

The Paris Review
June 2020

American, Indian

LitHub
June 2020

My People

(in reprint as “Befriending My Neighbor, Nephew of Nazis”)

Shenandoah
June 2020

Color Coded

(in reprint)

Chicago Quarterly Review
June 2020

My People

The Believer
April 2019

Eradicating America

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
August 2018

An Oath to All of Us

Francis Jammes: On the Life & Work of a Modern Master
Pleiades Press | June 2014

An Invisible Hand: on Francis Jammes

The Fanzine
August 2013

A View from the Factory Floor

The State
May 2013

Jaswinder Bolina Goes to White Castle

The State 
March 2013

The Brown Apple

Himal Southasian
February 2013

Tribe

The Writer Magazine
January 2013

Guided By Voices

(published as “Finding Another Language”)

The State
March 2012

Empathy for the Devil

Poetry Foundation dot org
November 2011

Writing Like a White Guy:
on language, race, and poetry

Evening Will Come
October 2011

On Tony Hoagland and Claudia Rankine

Poets on Teaching: A Sourcebook 
October 2010

What I Tell Them

Unlinked essays are available in print only. Some outlets listed here are no longer active.

For rights, permissions, interview requests, or to solicit new work, send queries to jaswinder.bolina@gmail.com