Seth Brady Tucker is a poet and fiction writer originally from Lander, Wyoming. His first book won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Poetry Prize (Mormon Boy
), and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award. His second book won the Gival Press Poetry Award (We Deserve the Gods We Ask For
) and was published in 2014. He has led poetry and fiction workshops for graduate and undergraduate students alike, and is currently a teaching Assistant Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Seth is also the founder and co-director of the Seaside Writers’ Conference
(which takes place annually in May), and volunteers his time teaching veterans and veteran caretakers through the Wounded Warrior Project, and inmates through the prison literacy program, Words Beyond Bars. Seth has been an editor for a number of different literary journals, and is currently an assistant editor at the Tupelo Quarterly Review
Recently, his fiction won the Bevel Summers Fiction Prize from Shenandoah, was a finalist for the Jeff Sharlet Award from the Iowa Review, and won the Flash Fiction Award from Literal Latte. Seth has served as a Carol Houck Smith Scholar in Poetry at Bread Loaf, and as the Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at Sewanee. His poetry and fiction are forthcoming or have appeared in Pleiades, Shenandoah, Verse Daily, Iowa Review, Apalachee Review, Chautauqua, Asheville Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Rosebud, North American Review, Witness, Connecticut Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among many other journals and anthologies. Seth has worked as a wine sommelier, a ranch hand, and has degrees from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University, and from the top-ranked Creative Writing program at Florida State University (PhD English 2012). He was a paratrooper with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, and served in the Persian Gulf War in another lifetime.
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