Rodrigo Toscano is a poet and essayist based in New Orleans. He is the author of ten books of poetry. His most recent is The Charm & The Dread (Fence Books, 2021). Among his previous books is Collapsible Poetics Theater (a National Poetry Series selection). His poetry has appeared in over 20 anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Best American Experimental Poetry (BAX). Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. He won the Edwin Markham 2019 prize for poetry. He works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers, the National Institute for Environmental Health Science, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, and northwest tribes (Umatilla, Cayuse, Yakama) working on educational / training projects that involve environmental and labor justice culture transformation.


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Sunday Nov 21 2021 • 2:30 PM Eastern

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