Tost was born in Springfield, Missouri, and raised in Enumclaw, Washington. He is a graduate of both Green River Community College in Auburn, Washington and College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. Tost graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arkansas.
He is the founding editor of the online poetry magazine Fascicle and previously a co-editor and co-founder, with Zachary Schomburg, of Octopus Magazine. Tost's engagement with poetry's social, political, aesthetic, and ethical dynamics extends into the poetry blogosphere, through his weblog The Unquiet Grave, and an ongoing dialogue with other weblogs, such as poet Ron Silliman's blog: Silliman's Blog.
His poems have appeared in the literary journals Fence, Field, Spinning Jenny, Typo, Quarter After Eight, Goodfoot, Localist, can we have our ball back?, and others. He currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Tost has most recently done work on the A&E television series Longmire.
- Walt Whitman Award Web page from the Academy of American Poets Web site
- Academy of American Poets Web site: Tony Tost Exhibit/author page, accessed November 17, 2006
- ie., scroll down to the commentary section for Silliman's post for July 17, 2007 as Tost discusses his position vis-a-vis Silliman's School of Quietude appellation.
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