Todd Boss is an American multi-modal producer, writer, and innovator whose wide-ranging practice includes product innovation, literature, film, performance art, public art, and programmatic initiatives that often evolve into patents, companies, and nationwide activations.
His vision is to make the world more poetic, which for him involves non-traditional projects that exhibit elegance of expression, simplicity of execution, accessibility, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and community engagement.
His work often involves the development of platforms that invite collaborations beyond his own: a cross-disciplinary film company (Motionpoems, Inc.), a train-based interactive augmented-reality museum, a 100-college playwrighting residency network, a poetry practice that welcomes private commissions.
Impact is at the heart of Todd’s practice. His nonprofit and for-profit ventures, and most of his less structured projects, skew toward collaborations with women and people of color, or involve tangible charitable give-back for refugee relief work, childhood literacy, or disadvantaged youth travel abroad programs.
While trained as a poet with an MFA from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, Todd is equally influenced by early-career work in theater, journalism, public relations, event-management, tourism, and music.
In 2018, Todd sold all his possessions and quit his lease. As a two-suitcase nomad, he has since circled the globe on a series of 30+ consecutive house-sits, and counting.
Todd’s poems have been published in THE NEW YORKER, POETRY, BEST AMERICAN POETRY, THE SUN, NPR, THE LONDON TIMES, and elsewhere. His lyrics have been performed at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and around the world. His films have been screened in Cannes, London, New York, Los Angeles, Vienna, and film festivals worldwide.