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Vincent Toro

Vincent Toro is a Puerto Rican poet, playwright, and professor. He is the author of two poetry collections: Tertulia and Stereo.Island.Mosaic., which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. He is a recipient of the Caribbean Writer’s Cecile deJongh Literary Prize, the Spanish Repertory Theater’s Nuestras Voces Playwriting Award, a Poets House Emerging Poets Fellowship, a New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for poetry. His poetry and prose have been published in dozens of magazines and journals and have been anthologized in Chorus: A Literary Mixtape, by Saul Williams, Puerto Rico en Mi Corazón, Best American Experimental Writing 2015, Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America, and The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext. He is an assistant professor of English at Rider University, a Dodge Foundation poet, and a contributing editor for Kweli Journal.


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