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Keynote: Jaswinder Bolina

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Keynote Speaker - Jaswinder Bolina

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 Foundation, The State, Himal Southasian, The Writer, and other magazines. They have also appeared in or are forthcoming from anthologies including The Task of Un/Masking (University of Georgia Press 2014), Language: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press 2013), and Poets on Teaching (University of Iowa Press 2011).