Todd’s poetry collections include Tough Luck (2017), Pitch (2012), and Yellowrocket (2008), all from W. W. Norton & Co. For more information or to find out where to purchase Todd’s books, please select Books on the left.


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. More information can be found on our Motionpoems page, by clicking Film on the left, or by visiting


Todd has worked closely with composers as a librettist and lyricist, most notably with composer Jake Runestad. To read the text of these works, or to find videos or sound clips of their performances, click Music on the left.


Todd writes poetry for, “people who don’t like poetry.” His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The London Times, NPR, Best American Poetry, and Virginia Quarterly Review. To view examples of his poems, or to hear Todd read them, click Poetry on the left.

Public Art

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. For more information on these projects, click Public Art on the left.