“Brian Tucker’s latest work, Southern Kentucky and Oceans Far Away, took me along on a journey I wasn’t expecting. The miles flew by as I rode along with Preston Adams and his father. These two endearing and unforgettable characters awed me with their indomitable spirits despite obstacles from within and without. My heart was with these two to the very last page.”
-Melissa Griffin, Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business

“Levi moves like a bobcat. And even though fouling out looms over him, he wins big because of Mike, the Seton Lions’ seven-foot sweetheart, who plays basketball like an art until a deadly dunk changes their lives forever. Brian Tucker’s To the Buzzer is a subtle yet impactful book of narrative poetry, celebrating youthful, diverse friendship. As an English teacher, I cannot wait to give Tucker’s gift of verse to my students.”

—Deana Nantz, author of Wood, Glass, and Girl

Zella was the biggest bull shark in all of the ocean. She lived in the dark waters and swam by herself

2019 Story Monsters Approved Winner – School Life

Tucker’s excellent poetry debut is reminiscent of much of Wendell Berry’s works, in that it celebrates the simple joys of living in harmony with oneself, family, and nature. This collection is highly recommended for anyone who loves poetry! – Amazon Reviewer

[Beach Poems] are light and certainly evoke a beachy atmosphere…simple…effective. – Zoe Guttenplan, New York Review Books

Award-Winning Finalist in the 2019 Best Book Awards by American Book Fest
Kentucky Literary Award & Volunteer State Book Award Nominee

“I hope this one sells a million copies.”

– Donald Ray Polluck, best-selling author of
The Devil All the Time 

Swimming the Echo

“Swimming the Echo had me hooked from start to finish! The story kept me intrigued about what would happen next and the character development was outstanding. It’s the first book I’ve read by Brian Tucker and after reading this one I bought another one of his books. Highly recommend.”

– Eric Overby, author of Journey: Poems


“Brian has a bouncing [debut] book!” – Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“Tucker spins a meaningful yarn about a dude struggling to create and maintain an identity in the face of serious danger and overwhelming loss.” – Sevan Paris, author of Superheroes in Prose: Series

Baptisms & Dogs: Stories

“This charming collection of short stories is as unique as it is endearing. I appreciate the little tales, as if we’re getting to live snippets of other peoples’ lives. The words flow smoothly, making for a quick read…I enjoyed the thought provoking nature of the work.” – Ann Andrews, author of Hollow Towns

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