Vincent Toro is the author of “Stereo.Island.Mosaic.,” which was awarded the 2015 Sawtooth Poetry Prize. He is a recipient of a Poet’s House Emerging Poets Fellowship, a NYFA Fellowship in Poetry, and the Metlife Nuestras Voces Playwriting Award. Vincent is also a two time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a finalist for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize, the Alice James Book Award, the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, and the Cecile De Jongh Literary Prize. Vincent has an MFA in poetry from Rutgers University, and is a contributing editor for Kweli Literary Journal. His poems have been published in The Buenos Aires Review, Codex, Duende, The Acentos Review, The Caribbean Writer, Rattle, The Cortland Review, Vinyl, Cream City Review, Saul Williams’ CHORUS, and Best American Experimental Writing 2015. Vincent has been an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida and Can Serrat in Spain. He is a member of the Macondo Writer’s Foundation and serves as member of the board for GlobalWrites, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy through the integration of technology and the performing arts in schools throughout the U.S. Vincent teaches at Bronx Community College and is a poet in the schools for The Dreamyard Project.