Troy Jollimore's first book of poetry, Tom Thomson in Purgatory, won the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other poetry collections include At Lake Scugog (2011) and Syllabus of Errors (2015), both published in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, the Believer, and other publications.

He earned a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and is currently a professor in the philosophy department at California State University, Chico.