Brendan Todt lives in Sioux City, Iowa. He teaches creative writing at Morningside University, where he also helps out with the campus literary magazine, the Kiosk. Each fall and spring he coaches his son’s soccer team(s). Before taking on more responsibility at Morningside, he was briefly the staff writer for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.
Brendan’s poetry and prose has been published in print and online. His poem “At the Particle Accelerator at Krasnoyarsk” appeared in Ninth Letter and was included in Best American Nonrequired Reading. The poem “Because the Living May Be Worth Something, Too” appeared in the Ekphrastic Review and was nominated by the publication for “Best of the Net.” More recently, his poem “Because I Am Human” won the 2021 Juxtaprose Poetry Prize.
Feel free to reach out to him at btodt8 / @ / gmail / . / com.