Professor Vincent Toro is a poet and playwright from New York, where he teaches for The City University of New York’s Bronx Community College and The DreamYard Project, a nonprofit organization that places working artists in the schools and local communities. Ahsahta Press recently awarded Professor Toro with the Sawtooth Poetry Prize for his most recent manuscript of poems, titled Stereo.Island.Mosaic. The book was also awarded the Norma Farber First Book Award, by the Poetry Society of America, in 2017. More recently, Toro was awarded the Met Life Nuestras Voces playwrighting award (2018) and Naropa University's SWP Amiri Baraka Scholarship (2018). Toro has an MFA from Rutgers University, received a 2014 Poet’s House Emerging Poet’s Fellowship, and was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry for 2014. His poems have been published in Rattapallax, The Paterson Literary Review, Vallum, Bordersenses, Kweli Literary Journal, The Buenos Aires Review, Really System, Five Quarterly, Codex, Duende Literary Journal, and in the anthologies CHORUS, edited by Saul Williams, and The Waiting Room Reader 2, edited by Rachel Hadas. He has performed his work internationally and his works have been translated into multiple languages, including Spanish and Turkish.