Seth Brady Tucker is a poet and fiction writer from Lander, Wyoming, and is the founder and executive director of the Longleaf Writers Conference which takes place in FL every May. His second book, “We Deserve the Gods We Ask For,” won the Gival Press prize in 2014 and went on to win the Eric Hoffer book award in 2015. His first book, “Mormon Boy,” won the 2011 Elixir Press Editor’s Prize, and was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award. Seth has published widely, and ecent work has appeared in the December, Memoir, Iowa Review, Verse Daily, Connecticut Review, Chautauqua, storySouth, Chattahoochee Review, Shenandoah, River Styx, Crab Orchard Review, and many other fine journals and anthologies. Seth has degrees from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University, and Florida State University (PhD), and served as an 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the Gulf. Currently, Seth is an associate professor at the Colorado School of Mines, where he teaches engineers to write, and is a long-term faculty member at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.