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Tessa Bolsover



Tessa Bolsover is a poet, publisher, and interdisciplinary scholar. Her research centers post-1945 North American poetry while drawing from the variegated terrains of sound studies, visual media, feminisms, and ecological thought. She holds a BA from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, an MFA from Brown University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English with a certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

Her poetry has been published in literary journals and pamphlet series including The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Brooklyn Rail, DIAGRAM, Black Sun’s digital vestiges, Slow Poetry in America, and The Swan, among others. Her first book, Crane, is forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2025.  

Alongside Michael Cavuto, she is a co-organizer of the Solarities reading series and the Contemporary Poetics working group, sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute. She is also a founding editor of auric press

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