Seth Brady Tucker

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 appeared in September, 2014. 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, is a co-director of the Seaside Writers’ Conference, and teaches engineers to write at the Colorado School of Mines. He was a paratrooper with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, and served in the Persian Gulf War in another lifetime.


A Few Examples from the Catalogue of Love by Brian Turner – curated and introduced by Seth Brady Tucker

Fresno, California. 1973. Not everyone gets a chance to watch their parents fall in love. I was six when it happened. My mother tended bar at the Airport Marina Lounge, where she first met Marshall. She’d wake me late at night and I’d yawn and shuffle after her in my […]


An Introduction to Joanna Luloff by Seth Brady Tucker

    “Escape” by Joanna Luloff is a tense character study of two men forced into friendship by the proximity incarceration demands, sharing all they have, distrustful but tethered by love, hope, fear, necessity. We are given access to their journey, a lush and physical and terrible world by itself—but […]


An Introduction to Vandana Khanna by Seth Brady Tucker

    Vandana Khanna’s poems have long inspired me to think more deeply about spirituality, ritual, and tradition in my own poems, and her attention to the goddess here accomplishes something that few contemporary poets seem able to manage without bathos: her heroes have true inner lives functioning within the […]