Rodrigo Toscano - Salt Lake City
Sep 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Explosion Rocks Springfield
Salt Lake City
Wasatch Front Region
VenueArt Barn / Finch Lane Gallery
54 S Finch Ln
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-1809
The Guest Writers Series welcomes poet and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano to the Finch Lane Glallery on September 14th at 7:00 PM.
Rodrigo Toscano's newest book of poetry is Explosion Rocks Springfield (Fence Books, 2016) His previous books include, 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 Gardes, Imagined Theatres, In the Criminal’s Cabinet, Earth Bound, and Best American Poetry. Toscano has received a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. His poetics plays have been performed at the Disney Redcat Theater and Ontological-Hysteric Poet’s Theater Festival. His radio pieces have aired on WPIX FM, KAOS Public Radio, WNYU, WRBH, and PS.1 Radio. 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. Originally, from San Diego, and after 16 years, in Brooklyn, NY, Toscano now lives in New Orleans.
MICHELLE DONAHUE received an MFA in Creative Writing & Environment from Iowa State University and is a current doctoral student in Literature & Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She serves as fiction editor for Quarterly West and prose editor for The Adroit Journal. Her fiction has appeared in Sycamore Review, Arts & Letters, Beloit Fiction Journal, CutBank, and others.
This event is made possible with the support of the Salt Lake City Arts Council, the Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah, and Utah Humanities