These print poetry books are available online exclusively from Lulu.


Brújulabeja: The Poem of Compass Bee (February 2018)
“Brújulabeja: The Poem of Compass Bee” is about moving through the competing forces underlying identity and change. The book includes color illustrations by the author.

Wild Mushrooms

Wild Mushrooms: Poems of Change (January 2014)
This collection of 21 related poems unfolds a complex perspective about dealing with life change. Using simple language, the poems reflect on the uncertainty and fragility of life.

Poems online

The Fruit Tree
* “Rededication” (Beauty issue, June 2, 2019)

Prometheus Dreaming
* Purpose (June 9, 2019)

Asses of Parnassus
* One Ring to Bind Them (June 5, 2019)


Across & Through
* “Incandescence” (Issue 2, May 2019)

Blue Pages
* “What’s in the Photograph?” (May 9, 2019)

The Aquila
* “Origin of Species,” “In a Field, Deer” and “Double Vision in Daisy World” (in print in May 2019)

Rockvale Review
* “Summer, Autumn”, Issue 4, May 2019

Oddball Magazine
* “Do It The Hard Way Or the Easy Way”, April 2019

The Mark Literary Review
* “The Beloved Has To Be” & “Unfolding, Finally,” Edition Five, April 14, 2019

Quatrain Fish
* [You are pivotally—], March 2019

Marias at Sampaguitas
* “The Ghosts of Yes and No,” January 2019

little dog poetry
* “Tertium Quid (This Third Thing)” & “Algorithm of Want,” Issue 1, January 2019

Esthetic Apostle
* “Object Permanence” (read online), January 2019 (buy print issue)

The Conclusion
* “Bridge with Two Names” & “These Separate Images,” January 2019

* “Past Prediction,” Winter 2018, page 15 (page 20 in the Issuu reader)

* “Readiness,” August 2018

* “Hamlet’s Solilwocky,” April 2017

Jewish Boston
* Why do you do what you do? Oct. 10, 2016
* Confession (poem and papercut art) Sept. 8, 2015
* Kerry’s speech: It Can Be a Time of Peace June 5, 2013

Flutter (went offline)
* “Conimicut Point, Warwick, Rhode Island,” Aug/Sept 2008

Why Are We In Iraq?
* “How Baghdad Falls” Sept 2007

Snakeskin Poetry Webzine
* “Allow That Your Horses” Issue #97, December 2003

The Courtship of Winds
* “Dogon Standing Man” Winter 2002

Poetry he likes

Joseph Sigurdson’s No Sand (2019)


Anatomy of Desire (2018), ed. Shekinah Vera-Cruz print | eBook

Anatomy of Desire

First poetry contest

Tucker’s first poetry award was for a haiku in 1994 when he was in eighth grade. He was one of six winners from over 5,000 entries, and he read his haiku on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and received a letter of congratulations from U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. READ is a literary magazine published by Weekly Reader and distributed to middle and high school students in English classrooms.

Poems on social media

Sonnet 116 (#TruthIsntTruth) – August 20, 2018 – Facebook and Twitter

Don’t fear the blank page… – June 11, 2019

Lies – August 19, 2018 – Twitter

Metaphor – August 5, 2018 – Twitter

#GayWeddingCake – June 5, 2018 – Twitter

Hope Manifesto – December 4, 2017 – Facebook

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