Thomas Bolt was born in Washington, D.C., where he attended public and private schools. He was a pre-college scholarship student at the Corcoran School of Art and received a B.A. in English (cum laude) and Art from the University of Virginia. His paintings have been shown in group exhibitions in New York. Land (1982), a hand-printed book of his poems and etchings, is in the rare book collections of the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia.

Yale University Press published his first book of poems, Out of the Woods, in 1989. His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, BOMB, Agni, and Southwest Review (where his long poem, Wedgwood, won an award for the best poem the quarterly published in 1994).

Awards and fellowships include the Rome Prize for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Yale Younger Poets Prize, The Peter I. B. Lavin Younger Poet Award of the American Academy of Poets, an Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and a 1997 Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Bolt's poems are included in the anthologies Sixty Years of American Poetry (Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996) and the Yale Younger Poets Anthology (Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1998).

He has read from his work in New York (at Mad Alex Presents, the Limbo Reading Series, the Poetry Society of America, the Alliance Stage Poets' Reading Series, and the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y), and in Rome (at the Villa Aurelia). He lives in New York city.







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Part II
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Part III
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Part IV
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Part V
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Part VI
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Part VII
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Part IX
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Part X
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Part XI
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