Michael Tod Edgerton


San Francisco, CA
California US

Author's Bio

​Michael Tod Edgerton (he/they) is a proud sissy-queer gayboy poet and author of Vitreous Hide (Lavender Ink). Tod’s poems have appeared as the winner of the Boston Review and Five Fingers Review contests and in Denver Quarterly, EOAGH, Interim, New American Writing, PositSonora ReviewVOLT, and other journals. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Napa Valley writers’ conferences and a MacDowell fellowship. Tod holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown, a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Georgia, and currently teaches writing and literature at San José State University. You can find him strolling the streets of San Francisco with his husband and online at mtodedge.com and whatmostvividly.com. 

Publications & Prizes

Vitreous Hide (Lavender Ink, 2013)
Prizes won: 

MacDowell Fellowship; Bread Loaf and Napa Valley Writers' Conferences scholarships; Peter Kaplan Memorial Fellow of Literary Arts, Brown University; winner of the Boston Review and Five Fingers Review poetry contests; Hugh Kenner Award, University of Georgia; Art on the Atlanta Beltline grant for What Most Vividly text art installation.

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Lexington, KY
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Lexington, KY
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024