Seth Brady Tucker

Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Denver, CO 80214
Phone: 
303-868-3873
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Seth Brady Tucker (S. Brady Tucker)'s second book, "We Deserve the Gods We Ask For" (2014) won the Gival Press Poetry Prize, and went on to win the Eric Hoffer Book Award. His first book, “Mormon Boy" (2012) won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, 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 founded and directs the Longleaf Writers Conference, which takes place in Seaside, Florida every May. He has won a number of writing awards including the Shenandoah Bevel Summers Fiction Prize and the Literal Latte Short Fiction Award, and 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 Glass Literary Management, 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 entitled, "The Baptisms of Albert Shoe," and recently finished his first short fiction collection (which was also a finalist for the Flannery O'Connor Award), entitled, "Outfit Means Something Different Here." He teaches poetry and fiction workshops at the Light House Writer's Workshop in Denver, and lives and teaches creative writing near the Colorado School of Mines. He is originally from Wyoming and served as an Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Persian Gulf.

Literary agent: 
Glass Literary Management

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Anthologies:
Like Thunder (University of Iowa Press, 2002)
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American Diaspora (University of Iowa Press, 2001)
Book:
Nature and Human Values (Hayden Book Company, 2011)

Fiction

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Art Times
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Crab Orchard Review
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Ducts Magazine
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Mississippi Review
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Oasis
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Prose Ax
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Shenandoah
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The God Particle
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The Rusty Nail
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Poetry

Books:
We Deserve the Gods We Ask For (Gival Press, 2014)
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Mormon Boy (Elixir Press, 2012)
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Asheville Poetry Review
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Atlanta Review
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Connecticut Review
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Crab Orchard Review
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Hazmat Review
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Miller's Pond
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Nassau Review
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Parting Gifts
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Perihelion
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Sojourn
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The Shine Journal
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Writers' Journal
Performances:
AWP (2013)
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Innisfree Poetry Bookstore (2013)
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Gypsy House Reading Series (2012)
Prizes won: 

Winner, Eric Hoffer Book Award Winner, Gival Press Poetry Prize. Winner, Bevel Summers Fiction Prize, 2013--Shenandoah. Tennessee Williams Fiction Scholarship, Sewanee Writers' Conference, 2014. Pushcart Prize Nominee, Iowa Review, 2014. Winner, Literal Latte Fiction Award, 2013. Honorable Mention, Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Prize. Finalist, 2013 Colorado Book Award. Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2012. Elixir Press Editor's Poetry Prize 2010. Nominated for Pushcart Prize 2010. Bread Loaf Writer's Conference Scholar 2011.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Talking About Movies With Jesus by David Kirby, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, The Night Swimmer by Matt Bondurant, Murder Ballads by Jane Springer, Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, The Overstory by Richard Powers

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Lander, WY
Wyoming
Raised in: 
Lander, WY
Wyoming
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Last update: May 21, 2019