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 and not his behind-the-scenes exposure.
My work is influenced by classical and modern ballet and poets William Carlos Williams, Romantics, Aldous Huxley, Hermann Hesse, and Jim Morrison.
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 Peace, Broadkill 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 (an experimental book) in 2003. 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.