Tolu Oloruntoba was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and practiced medicine before his current work managing virtual health projects for BC health organizations.
His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Divinity Bulletin, PRISM International, Pleiades, Columbia Journal Online, Obsidian, The Maynard, and the Humber Literary Review, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
His debut chapbook, Manubrium, was published by Anstruther Press, and was shortlisted for the 2020 bpNichol Chapbook Award.
A full-length collection of his poetry, The Junta of Happenstance, was published by Palimpsest Press in Spring 2021.
He lives in Surrey, BC, in the territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, and Kwantlen Nations.