Boykoff is also an enthusiastic soccer fan who played soccer at the University of Portland and represented the U.S. Olympic Team in international competition. He played professional soccer for the Portland Pride, Minnesota Thunder, and Milwaukee Wave. Boykoff teaches politics and writing at Pacific University and co-curates the Tangent Reading Series with Kaia Sand and Rodney Koeneke.
"Part primer, part field guide to pull from satchel during actions, Landscapes of Dissent skillfully compresses all the theory you need to take poetry out of the page and into the Spaces Formerly Known as Public. By focusing attention on where the poem happens (freeway signs, corporate shopping districts, chain link fences policing the commons), rather than its content or form, Sand and Boykoff open a fresh window on the hand-wringing question of poetry and politics."—Arch Llewellyn, Amazon review.