Todd Boss is a poet, librettist, public artist, and film producer. His diverse career is the result of his passion for collaboration.
He is the author of three books of poetry, Yellowrocket (2008), Pitch (2012), and Tough Luck (2017) all from W.W. Norton & Company. Todd’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The London Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and Best American Poetry. Todd says he writes "poetry for people who don't like poetry."
Todd has worked as a librettist and lyricist with composers Andy Vores, Jake Runestad, and Matt Boehler. The award-winning works have premiered at major venues including Kennedy Center. To hear them, visit Soundcloud.
As a public artist, Todd's vision is "to make public spaces more poetic.” His large-scale, multidisciplinary works of public art include installations in riverways, projections on historic buildings, and virtual reality experiences. Explore his works here.
Todd’s passion for helping contemporary poetry reach a wider audience led him to become the founding Executive and Artistic Director of Motionpoems, the world’s only poetry film company. Motionpoems’ annual season of 15-20 films premieres annually in Minneapolis and has had screenings across the country from Los Angeles to New York City.