Seth Brady Tucker (S. Brady Tucker) is a poet and fiction writer originally from Lander, Wyoming. His poetry manuscript Mormon Boy (2012) won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award. Seth’s second book, We Deserve The Gods We Ask For (2014) won the Gival Press Poetry Prize, was the runner-up for the London Book Festival Poetry Award, the Florida Book Festival Prize, and in 2015 won the Eric Hoffer Book Award. Seth’s poetry and fiction is forthcoming or has appeared in the Iowa Review, Chautauqua, Pleiades, Asheville Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, storySouth, North American Review, Witness, Chattahoochee Review, Crab Orchard Review, Connecticut Review, and in many other fine magazines, journals, and anthologies. He has received the Bevel Summers Fiction Award, the Literal Latte Flash Award, and has served as the Carol Houck Smith poetry scholar at Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as a Tennessee Williams fiction scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.
Currently, Seth is writing a novel tentatively titled The Baptisms of Albert Shoe, which along with Outfit Means Something Different Here, (finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award), are represented by Alex Glass at Glass Literary Management, LLC. Seth has degrees in English and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University, and at top-ranked Florida State University (PhD). He teaches poetry and fiction workshops at the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver, and works to help engineers write at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the co-director and founder of the Seaside Writers Conference, and is senior prose editor at the Tupelo Quarterly Review. Seth served as an Army 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Persian Gulf, and played basketball at San Francisco State University in an entirely different life.