Tóroddur Poulsen made his debut in 1984 with the poetry collection "Botnfall". He is one of the most productive contemporary Faroese author and has since his debut released 30 poetry collections of which quite a few have been released in Denmark, his country of residence since 1995. Tóroddur is a six time nominee of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, was awarded the Faroese M.A. Jacobsen's Literature Award in 1992 and in 2014 he was awarded the most prestigious cultural prize in the Faroe Islands "Mentanarvirðisløn Landsins".
His most recent poetry collection "Ferðamaður í egnum landi" was released in conjunction with the author's sixtieth birthday 15 October this year. The poetic universe of Tóroddur Poulsen is both cohesive and diverse, and the poems in his new collection are even more abstract and surreal than previous ones whilst they are distinct down-to-earth comments on contemporary society. The annual Book Festival at the Nordic House in late November celebrated his sixtieth birthday by hosting a seminar with presentations and speeches by scholars and literary critics and readings by the author himself. In conjunction with the birthday a commemorative volume "Úr myrkrinum" written by art critic Kinna Poulsen was also released. "Ferðamaður í egnum landi" and "Úr myrkrinum" are published by Sprotin.