Thomas Bolt (born 1959 in Washington, D.C.) is an American poet and artist.
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.
His poems have appeared in The Paris Review, BOMB, and Southwest Review (where his long poem, "Wedgwood," won an award for the best poem the quarterly published in 1994).
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.
- Rome Prize for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
- Yale Younger Poets Prize
- The Peter I. B. Lavin Younger Poet Award of the American Academy of Poets 
- Ingram Merrill Fellowship
- 1997 Artist's Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts
- Thomas Bolt, BOMB, Issue 45 Fall 1993
- At the Motel of the Villa of the Mysteries, Literary Imagination 2005 7: 258-261
- Out of the Woods. Yale University Press. 1989. ISBN 978-0-300-04469-0.
- Dark Ice, 1993–1997, a poem of 1,001 lines with notes and parodies of notes, was first published in BOMB in the fall of 1993.
- Dark Ice on Zembla hypertext and the ASCII version on NABOKV-L
- 1971 Pontiac LeMans, The Paris Review, No. 109, Winter 1988
- Sixty Years of American Poetry (Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1996).
- "A Cluster of Sunsets," in the Autumn 1997 issue of Southwest Review
- Two Poems, The Paris Review, No. 154, Spring 2000
- James Merrill, Thomas Bolt, BOMB Magazine, Issue 36 Summer 1991
- Brian Boyd, Thomas Bolt, BOMB Magazine, Issue 71 Spring 2000
Bolt handles his subject matter with admirable attention to detail and precision of language; he ranges easily from adjective-replete accounts to stark, minimalist statements
- "92d Street Y to Present Two Evenings of Poetry". The New York Times. 1990-02-24. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- "BOMB Magazine — Dark Ice by Thomas Bolt". bombsite.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Table of Contents — Spring 2005, 7 (2)". litimag.oxfordjournals.org. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
- "Welcome | Yale University Press". yalepress.yale.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
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