Rodrigo Toscano


2726 Dumaine Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

Author's Bio

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is In Range (Counterpath Press 2019). His previous books include Explosion Rocks SpringfieldDeck of Deeds, Collapsible Poetics Theater (a National Poetry Series selection), To Leveling Swerve, Platform, Partisans, and The Disparities.  His poetry has appeared in the anthologies Voices Without Borders, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Imagined Theatres, Dialectical Imaginaries, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. He works for the Labor Institute as a national project director, strategizing around issues that involve environmental and labor culture transformation. Originally, from San Diego, and after 16 years, in Brooklyn, NY, he now lives in New Orlean

Publications & Prizes

In Range (Counterpath Press, 2019)
Explosion Rocks Springfield (Fence Books, 2016)
Deck of Deeds (Counterpath Press, 2012)
Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books, 2008)
To Leveling Swerve (Krupskaya, 2004)
Platform (Atelos Press, 2003)
The Disparities (Green Integer, 2002)
Partisans (O Books, 1999)
Prizes won: 

Edwin Markham 2019 Prize for Poetry

2007 National Poetry Series (for Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books)

2005 New York State Fellowship in Poetry

2004 Fund for Poetry 

1999 Fund for Poetry 

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
San Diego , CA
Raised in: 
San Diego , CA
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Last update: Sep 01, 2020