JOHNNY M. TUCKER, JR.
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.