National Endowment for the Arts Fellow
Winner of the Lighthouse Poetry Series Competition
CSU Poetry Center
Tobias Wray is a writer, teacher, and arts organizer.
Poems, reviews, and other writing appear widely in literary journals, including on Verse Daily, Poem-a-Day, Impossible Archetype, The Arkansas International, Hunger Mountain, and The Georgia Review. His work has also been anthologized in Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (Autumn House Press) and elsewhere.
An assistant professor at the University of Central Oklahoma where he directs UCO’s Creative Writing Programs, his interests range from experimental poetics to queer and speculative literatures to literary translation. He served as director of undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at the University of Idaho until 2021. He was a poetry editor for Cream City Review and, until 2017, helped to coordinate Eat Local :: Read Local, a program that partners restaurants with poets from Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin.
He is a 2023 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow.
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology
Edited by Michael Walsh
Featuring the poem “Turing’s Theories Regarding Homosexuality”
Autumn House Press, 2022
The Poetry Is Bread Anthology
Edited by Tina Cane and Yuyu Sharma
Featuring the poems “The Questions Themselves” and “The Last American Politics”
Nirala Press, 2023