Poetry

Tucker Lieberman’s poetry has appeared in Across & Through, Alien Buddha, Animal Heart, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Aquila, Asses of Parnassus, Back Patio, Blue Pages, Breadcrumbs, The Conclusion, The Courtship of Winds, Defenestration, Déraciné, Dream Noir, The Fruit Tree, Esthetic Apostle, Gingerbread House, little dog poetry, The Mark Literary Review, Marias at Sampaguitas, Neologism, Oddball, Ordinary Madness, Prometheus Dreaming, Quatrain Fish, Raven Review, River and South, Rockvale Review, Sisyphus, Snakeskin, The Winnow, Wombwell Rainbow, and Wrongdoing. Additionally, he contributed to a collaborative poem that was aired at the 2021 virtual TEDxUCLA conference.

Readings

“Performance Anxiety” June 2019 reading (MP3, Google Drive or YouTube) organized by Tom Snarsky and Kristin Garth. Readers: @lolaandjolie, @BrujaLamatepec, @melablust, @angeloremipsum, @fleurwomb, @tuckerlieberman, @AlexCalling79, @elfieinbloom, @HANNAHSTORM6, & @juliettesebock

Hear Tucker read: “Purpose” (published in Prometheus Dreaming), “Summer, Autumn” (published in Rockvale Review), and “Rededication” (published in The Fruit Tree)

A collaborative poem aired at the virtual TedxUCLA conference on May 15, 2021. Other talks from the conference are available online, but not the video of the poem.


Poems online

Wrongdoing
* “Melt” (Issue 1, May 2021) This poem was interpreted in August 2021 by Will Medeiros.

Anti-Heroin Chic
* “Obviously I Want Fire” (Issue #20, April 2021)

Ordinary Madness
* “Invocation” (Issue #3, Spring 2021)

Headcanon Magazine
* “Where’s Forward?” (March 22, 2021)

Minison Project
* “Poem to Ex-Friend” (Issue 7 (PDF), March 2021)

The Winnow
* “Incandescence” (November 2020, page 21) Note: This poem was previously published in Across & Through (Issue 2, May 2019), but the magazine’s website disappeared in early 2020.

3 Moon Magazine
* Various anonymous text messages. Vol. 1, Issue 4, July 2020, “Texts I Never Sent” (pay-what-you want on Gumroad)

Wombwell Rainbow
* “Street Mermaid from Outer Space” (National Maritime Week Poetry Challenge – August 3, 2020)
* “Commit” (National Insect Week Poetry Challenge – June 23, 2020)

Ghost Heart
* “I Hate and I Love” (Issue 1, May 29, 2020)

Back Patio
* “Owning Your Shit” (May 13, 2020)

Alien Buddha
* “A Sonnet of Six-Word Novels from the Sixth Circle of Hell” (May 3, 2020)

Breadcrumbs
* Breadcrumb #581 (April 2020)

Raven Review
* “Eternity on Endless Loop” (April 13, 2020)

Sisyphus
* “Artificial Light: Bright and Steady It Is” (February 2020)

River and South
* “Homo Liberator” (January 4, 2020)

Animal Heart
* “Regarding Boyfriends” (October 12, 2019)

Dream Noir
* “The Wind and What It Wheels” (August 24, 2019)
I recorded myself reading this aloud. It is captioned, and it has my photographs of gulls in India. (YouTube, March 22, 2020)

Gingerbread House
* “We Are The Night Things” (Issue #37, July 31, 2019)

The Fruit Tree
* “Rededication” (Beauty issue, June 2, 2019)

Prometheus Dreaming
* Purpose (June 9, 2019)

Asses of Parnassus
* One Ring to Bind Them (June 5, 2019)

Blue Pages
* “What’s in the Photograph?” (May 9, 2019)

The Aquila
* “Origin of Species,” “In a Field, Deer” and “Double Vision in Daisy World” (in print in May 2019)

Rockvale Review
* “Summer, Autumn”, Issue 4, May 2019

Oddball Magazine
* “Do It The Hard Way Or the Easy Way”, April 2019

The Mark Literary Review
* “The Beloved Has To Be” & “Unfolding, Finally,” Edition Five, April 14, 2019

Quatrain Fish
* [‘You should forget me.’], October 2019
* [You are pivotally—], March 2019

Marias at Sampaguitas
* “if it begins to hurt,” November 2019
* “The Ghosts of Yes and No,” January 2019

little dog poetry
* “Tertium Quid (This Third Thing)” & “Algorithm of Want,” Issue 1, January 2019

Esthetic Apostle
* “Object Permanence” (read online), January 2019 (buy print issue)

The Conclusion
* “Bridge with Two Names” & “These Separate Images,” January 2019

Déraciné
* “Past Prediction,” Winter 2018, page 15 (page 20 in the Issuu reader)

Neologism
* “Readiness,” August 2018

Defenestration
* “Hamlet’s Solilwocky,” April 2017

Jewish Boston
* Why do you do what you do? Oct. 10, 2016
* Confession (poem and papercut art) Sept. 8, 2015
* Kerry’s speech: It Can Be a Time of Peace June 5, 2013

Why Are We In Iraq?
* “How Baghdad Falls” Sept 2007

Snakeskin Poetry Webzine
* “Allow That Your Horses” Issue #97, December 2003

The Courtship of Winds
* “Dogon Standing Man” Winter 2002


First poetry contest

Tucker’s first poetry award was for a haiku in 1994 when he was in eighth grade. He was one of six winners from over 5,000 entries, and he read his haiku on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and received a letter of congratulations from U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. READ is a literary magazine published by Weekly Reader and distributed to middle and high school students in English classrooms.