Rodrigo Toscano

Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is In Range (Counterpath, 2019). His previous books include Explosion Rocks Springfield (Fence Books, 2017), Deck 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 GardesImagined TheatresIn the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. His poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, Norwegian, and Catalan. He works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers, the National Institute for Environmental Health Science, Communication Workers of America, and National Day Laborers Organizing Network, working on educational/training projects that involve environmental and labor justice, health and safety culture transformation, and immigrant worker rights. Toscano lives in New Orleans.