Tolu Oloruntoba was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and practiced medicine before his current work. 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, The Junta of Happenstance, is forthcoming from Anstruther Books in Spring 2021. He lives in Metro Vancouver.