More About the Author
Todd Colby has published six books of poetry: Ripsnort, Cush, Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Writings, and Tremble & Shine, all published by Soft Skull Press. Most recently, he is the author of Flushing Meadows (Scary Topiary Press, 2012), and Splash State (The Song Cave, 2014). He was also the editor of the poetry anthology Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology (St. Martin's Press, 2001). Colby, also a visual artist and performer, has been broadcast nationally on PBS, MTV, NPR for Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac, and KCRW's Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt. He was the lead singer for the critically acclaimed band Drunken Boat. Todd is a frequent collaborator with artist Marianne Vitale, and art collective Kunstverein. His books and paintings with the artist David Lantow can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art special collections libraries. Colby serves on the Board of Directors for The Poetry Project, where he teaches poetry workshops. He also serves on the Editorial Board of LungFull! Magazine and is a contributing editor for Cousin Corrine's Reminder. Colby has been invited to read at Maison de la Poesie (Paris), Oxfam Books (London), The Poetic Research Bureau (Los Angeles), The Public Theater, Performa 13, The Poetry Project, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Rubin Museum, New York University, The New School for Social Research, Brooklyn Public Library, Cornell University, The Kingston Writers Conference, PS 122, and more. He posts new work on gleefarm.blogspot.com.