By the end of my writing career I'd at very least like to accomplish what Edgar Degas had done for ballet's beauty but through poetry, not his social exposure.


My work is influenced by classical and modern ballet and works from that of William Carlos Williams, Romantics, Aldous Huxley, Hermann Hesse, and Jim Morrison. 

I am currently taking a break but always have UnCentered--my own hybrid collection of poetry, a short story, and its ballet script--ready to work on. 



I am the founder and publisher of ImaginationPress (.net) to which I'm utilizing this johnnytuckerjr.com website to advertise. I completed my Master's in Publishing on 5 May 2017 and completed 30 out of 36 credits for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, focusing on Poetry.  

I have been published in a number of anthologies and online journals, like Path to PeaceBroadkill Review and Wilmington University's 2012 Student Art Exhibit.  I was a finalist for the University of Delaware’s first Random Acts of Poetry Spring 2014. With my former writers' group, TransCanal Writers, I co-published Five Bridges: a Literary Anthology for which we won 2nd place in our category for Delaware Press Association Communications Contest Awards 2014. I self-published my first book titled Mai, a coming-of-age story. And I was a guest poet at Tall Oaks Classical School in 2013 and 2014. 

Since then, I have enjoyed bringing together poetry and ballet communities by publishing several poetry anthologies that relate to dance; however, if the theme is not dance related, I've been able to include dance photos in the other themed poetry anthologies. 

I am currently available to teach middle school ELA if your school has a position open. Please email me at johnny.m.tucker.jr@gmail.com with the subject "ELA Middle School Teaching Position Available."  My initial Delaware teaching license ends in August of 2022. And, I've been lucky to have Mrs. White and Mr. Shields at St. Anthony's of Padua Grade School take me in as their grades 6, 7 & 8 Literature and Written Expression teacher from Feb 2018 to June 2022.