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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer, Poet
Seth Brady Tucker (S. Brady Tucker)'s second book, "We Deserve the Gods We Ask For," has won the Gival Press Poetry Prize, and will appear in 2014. His first book, “Mormon Boy,” won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, was published in 2012, and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award. Seth has been the Carol Houck Smith Scholar at Bread Loaf, the Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee, and most recently served as the keynote speaker and instructor at the "Words Beyond Bars Poetry Project." He has won a number of writing awards including the Shenandoah Bevel Summers Fiction Prize and the Literal Latte Short Fiction Award. His poetry and fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in the Iowa Review, Shenandoah, Pleiades, Poetry Northwest, Chautauqua, Verse Daily, Indiana Review, North American Review, River Styx, Asheville Poetry Review, storySouth, Crab Orchard Review, and many other journals and anthologies. He is represented by Alex Glass at Trident Media Group, New York. Seth has degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University (where he resurrected and worked as Poetry and Fiction Editor for Thin Air magazine), and Florida State University (PhD, 2012). Currently, Seth is writing a novel about a soldier, set on an Indian Reservation in Wyoming, and recently finished his first short fiction collection (which was also a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award). He teaches poetry and fiction workshops at the Light House Writer's Workshop in Denver, and lives and teaches near the Colorado School of Mines. He is originally from Wyoming, and served as an Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Persian Gulf.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Poetry is a path of practice, devotion, performance and community in my case. From years working at The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in NYC to the founding and continuing work at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Cultural activism seems relevant and keeping the world safe for poetry. See links to Fast Speaking Music and website www.annewaldman.org