David Tucker (poet)

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David Tucker is an American poet, and news editor.


He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Donald Hall.

He is an assistant managing editor of the Metro section of The Star-Ledger of Newark.[1]

He married and had a daughter, Calisa. His second marriage was to Beth Johnson; they have two daughters, Emily, and Amy.[2]



  • "The Dancer", Poetry Foundation
  • "Today’s News", Poetry Foundation
  • Late for work. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2006. ISBN 978-0-618-65868-8. David Tucker poet.
  • Days When Nothing Happens. Slapering Hol Press. 2003. ISBN 978-0-9700277-3-3.


  1. ^ Matt D. Wilson (December 2005 – January 2006). "His Softer Side". American Journalism Review. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
  2. ^ DINITIA SMITH (April 5, 2006). "Looking for Poetry in the Newsroom, and Finding It". The New York Times.