Toro is a Puerto-Rican writer, performer, and music producer living in Jersey City, with a B.A. in English and Theater from Rutgers University. In 1998, he spent the year writing, teaching, and traveling in Turkey. He has appeared on the Hottest Poets Radio Satellite Network, WBAI’s “Latino Journal,” WKCR’s “Composed on the Tongue,” and in the documentary feature, The Source. His mini-books are being sold as part of the nationwide Art-O-Mat series. In 2001, Toro was awarded a residency by The Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. He has recently won Global Rhythm Magazine’s Unsigned Artist of the Year for his song “Montserrat.” His Poetry is included in Coloring Book: A Multicultural Anthology of Poems and Stories by Rattlecat Press. He is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at CUNY’s City College.