Poetry

Tucker’s poetry has appeared in Across & Through, The Aquila, Asses of Parnassus, Blue Pages, The Conclusion, The Courtship of Winds, Defenestration, Déraciné, Dream Noir, The Fruit Tree, Esthetic Apostle, Gingerbread House, little dog poetry, The Mark Literary Review, Marias at Sampaguitas, Neologism, Oddball, Prometheus Dreaming, Quatrain Fish, Rockvale Review, and Snakeskin.

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.


“Performance Anxiety” June 2019 reading (MP3, Google Drive or YouTube) organized by Tom Snarsky and Kristin Garth. Readers: @lolaandjolie, @BrujaLamatepec, @melablust, @angeloremipsum, @fleurwomb, @tuckerlieberman, @AlexCalling79, @elfieinbloom, @HANNAHSTORM6, & @juliettesebock

Hear Tucker read: “Purpose” (published in Prometheus Dreaming), “Summer, Autumn” (published in Rockvale Review), and “Rededication” (published in The Fruit Tree)


Poems online

Dream Noir
* “The Wind and What It Wheels” (August 24, 2019)

Gingerbread House
* “We Are The Night Things” (Issue #37, July 31, 2019)

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)

https://assesofparnassus.tumblr.com/post/185384139412/one-ring-to-bind-them

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

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

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


Poetry he likes

Joseph Sigurdson’s No Sand (2019)

sigurdson

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
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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