Winner of the Lighthouse Poetry Series Competition

CSU Poetry Center

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Tobias Wray Headshot - Photo Credit: Rachel Kincaid
Photo credit: Rachel Kincaid

Poems, reviews, and other writing appear widely in literary journals, including BlackbirdBellingham Review, Meridian, Third CoastWasafiri: International Contemporary WritingSpoon River Poetry ReviewHunger Mountain, and The Georgia Review. His work has also been anthologized in Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (Autumn House Press) and The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures (Seagull Books).

He served as director of undergraduate and graduate creative writing programs at the University of Idaho until 2021. He was also 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. From 2009 to 2013, he organized the 9 by the Light reading series in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was a James A. Sappenfield Fellow. He also holds an MFA in Poetry and Translation from the University of Arkansas’s Program in Creative Writing and Translation.


Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology

Edited by Michael Walsh
Featuring the poem “Turing’s Theories Regarding Homosexuality”
Autumn House Press, 2022

The Queer Movement Anthology of Literatures

Edited by Mark Anthony Cayanan, Sarah Clark, and B.B.P Hosmillo
Featuring the poem “Each of Us Chimera”
Seagull Books, distributed through University of Chicago 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

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