Jonathan Bolton

Jonathan Bolton is a professor of Slavic languages and literatures at Harvard University, where he teaches Czech and Central European literature, history, and culture. He is the author of Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe, and Czech Culture Under Communism (2012). His translations of Czech poetry and prose have appeared in CircumferenceB O D YBest European FictionModern Poetry in Translation, and elsewhere; he has edited and translated book-length collections by Ivan Wernisch (In the Puppet Gardens: Selected Poems, 1963–2005, 2007) and Petr Hruška (Everything Indicates: Selected Poems, 2023).