Poetry

Books

These print poetry books are available online exclusively from Lulu.

Brujulabeja

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

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,” January 2019

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

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

Neologism
* “Readiness,” August 2018

Defenestration
* “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

Ariga (went offline)
* 1453, 2003 – November 2003
* September Tenth – Bereshit, Twice – After Love – March 2005

The Courtship of Winds
* Dogon Standing Man Winter 2002


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

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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