Photo by Sara Wainscott

Photo by Sara Wainscott

Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and five chapbooks, including recently Security Theater (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016) and Tender Industrial Fabric (Greying Ghost, 2015). His poems can be found in Crazyhorse, Jubilat, Lana Turner, and other journals and anthologies.

With Emily Barton Altman he is co-host of Make (No) Bones, a poetry podcast. With Liana Katz, he is co-editor of Damask Press. Between 2012 and 2017, he co-curated the Absinthe and Zygote reading series with Alix Anne Shaw. He has held residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds a PhD in English from Northwestern University, and is currently an MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers Workshop.

I am currently completing two book manuscripts: Discipline Park, a book of poetry about the demolition of Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, and Diachronic Poetics, a critical monograph about the strange, subterranean connections between Renaissance and avant-garde poetries. Reach me at altman [dot] toby [at] gmail [dot] com. Or follow me on twitter and instagram, @br0_watch.