Todd Boss is a poet, film producer, public artist, librettist, and inventor. He grew up on a cattle farm in Wisconsin, and he earned a BA at St. Olaf College and an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His first poetry collection, Yellowrocket (W.W. Norton, 2008), was named one of the 10 best poetry books of 2008 by Virginia Quarterly Review and was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. He is also the author of Pitch (W.W. Norton, 2012), which won the Midwest Booksellers Choice Award for Poetry, and Tough Luck (W.W. Norton, 2016). His poetry has been featured in the New Yorker, Poetry magazine, the American Poetry Review, The Times (London), Ted Kooser’s newspaper column “American Life in Poetry,” and on National Public Radio. It has been anthologized in Best American Poetry and elsewhere.