Melissa Tuckey

Melissa Tuckey is a poet and literary activist.  She has a background in environmental work and is a co-founder of Split This Rock, a national literary organization dedicated to “calling poets to the center of public life.”  

Tuckey is author of Tenuous Chapel, a book of poems selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Prize (2013) and editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press 2018).  She lives in Ithaca, New York where she currently serves Tompkins County Poet Laureate.