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TROY JOLLIMORE

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Troy Jollimore is the author of three books of poetry and three books of philosophy, as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews. His first collection of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the National Book Critics Circle award in poetry for 2006. His third, Syllabus of Errors, appeared on the New York Times' list of the best books of poetry published in 2015.

His poems have appeared in publications including the New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, McSweeney’s, the New England Review, Subtropics, and Tin House. His essays have been published or are forthcoming in venues including Conjunctions, the Kenyon Review, Zyzzyva, and the Boston Review, and he is a frequent book reviewer for publications including the Barnes and Noble Review, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post.

In 2013 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry. He has also received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Stanford Humanities Center in Palo Alto, California.

Born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, he was an undergraduate at the University of Kings College and Dalhousie University, before moving to the U.S., where he earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton under the direction of Harry Frankfurt.


He is currently a Professor in the Philosophy Department at California State University, Chico. His research interests include normative ethics and meta-ethics; the nature and ethics of personal relationships, particularly friendship and romantic love; the ethics of terrorism and war; the nature of reasons and the relations between moral and other reasons; and aesthetics, in particular philosophy of poetry and music.

 

   BOOKS

    Tom Thomson in  Purgatory 

    Love's Vision 

    At Lake Scugog 

    On Loyalty 

    Syllabus of Errors


   

 

FEATURED WRITINGS

 
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Review of Bill Berkson's "A Frank O'Hara Notebook"

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Review of Campbell  McGrath, "Nouns and Verbs"

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When You Lift the Avocado to Your Mouth

EVENTS

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LINKS

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Poems

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Philosophy Papers

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Essays & Reviews

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Miscellaneous

 

“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

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CONTACT

Email:

tjollimore [at] gmail.com