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.
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 working on three manuscripts: UnCentered--my own collection of poetry--a memoir, and an anthology: Allegro & Adagio: Dance Poems II.
I have recently earned a full-time teaching position for grades 6, 7, 8: English, Written Expression, Vocabulary & Literature at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School--where the famous annual Italian festival is held.
I am founder and publisher of ImaginationPress (.net)--which I'm utilizing this (johnnytuckerjr.com) website to advertise--currently accepting dance poems for Core: Dance Poems Vol. III
I completed my Master of Arts in Publishing on 5 May 2017, and continuing my 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 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, which 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.