Dr. Bolina's teaching experience is extensive, covering the range from English composition and introduction to literature to beginning and upper-level creative writing and literature courses.
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: 20th century and contemporary literature with a primary focus on poetry
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Creative Writing (poetry and nonfiction)
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Introductory and Advanced Poetry Workshops
Craft Seminar in Poetry
Senior seminar in literature (20th century American and International authors)
Intro to Lit
Principles of Textual Analysis
Writing and Rhetoric I & II
Education: BA, Loyloa University; MFA, University of Michigan; PhD, Ohio University
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Books Phantom Camera, New Issues Press, Western Michigan University, Winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry, forthcoming 2013Carrier Wave, Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, Winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry, January 2007Poems Another Chicago Magazine, “Variations on a Theme by César Vallejo,” forthcoming 2013Explosion-Proof, “Federal Scene,” “The Reluctant Senator to his Provincial Mistress,” forthcoming 2012Whole Terrain, “Coda,” forthcoming 2012Anti, “Municipal Vistas,” June 2012Qualm, “Ultrasonic,” “This Room, with Arsonist,” “Troposphere,” April 2012Mandala Journal, “How to Order a Sandwich,” “We Were Stumbling Around in the Darkness,” April 2012 Explosion-Proof, “Other Anthems,” “The Last National,” Winter 2012Polutona (in Russian translation by Aleksey Porvin), “Tidal,” “If I Persisted for Seven Lifetimes, I’d Spend Six of Them with You,” “Make Believe,” January 2012Ecotone, “In Another Version of the Afterlife,” “Phantom Camera,” November 2011The Offending Adam, “Aviary,” “Sunday, Sunday,” “Oops Canary,” November 2011Best American Poetry 2011, “Mine Is the First Rodeo, Mine Is the Last Accolade,” September 2011Columbia Poetry Review, “If I Persisted for Seven Lifetimes, I’d Spend Six of Them with You” and “Body in a Phone Booth,” May 2011Third Coast, “Portrait of the Minor Character,” May 2011Jet Fuel Review, “All My Darlings,” “In My Bright Autocracy,” April 2011Quarter After Eight, “Apologia Matilde,” January 2011751 Magazine, “Zirconia,” “Portrait of the Memory,” January 2011EssaysThe Task of Un/Masking, “Writing Like a White Guy,” forthcoming 2013The State, “Empathy for the Devil,” March 2012Poetry Foundation, “Writing Like a White Guy,” November 2011Evening Will Come, Race and Poetry Roundtable: “On Hoagland and Rankine,” October 2011Poets on Teaching, “What I Tell Them,” University of Iowa Press, July 2010
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