W. Todd Kaneko
M.F.A. Creative Writing, Arizona State University
B.A. English emphasis in Writing, University of Washington
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W. Todd Kaneko is the author of the Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor 2014) and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writer's Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury 2018). His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, NANO Fiction, the Normal School, [PANK], the Collagist, Gulf Coast, Bring the Noise: Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse Magazine, Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century, Best Small Fictions 2017, and many other places. A recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, his work has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize. He is co-editor of the online literary magazine Waxwing and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he is an Assistant Professor in the Writing Department at Grand Valley State University.
At GVSU, he teaches a variety of courses, including Introduction to Creative Writing, fiction and poetry workshops. and classes in style. He is faculty advisor for InWriting, the Writing Department’s student-produced newsletter, as well as for In the Margins Poetry Club. He is also coordinator of the Grand Valley Writers Series. Currently, he is working on a manuscript of poems that draw inspiration from Heavy Metal music and culture and a series of lyric essays about professional wrestling.
You can visit him on the web at www.toddkaneko.com.