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Memye Curtis Tucker, Ph.D.

Tucker Memye

Memye Curtis Tucker, Ph.D., whose poetry collection The Watchers was named in 2010 one of the “Twenty-five Books All Georgians Should Read” by The GA Center for the Book, in 2007 received the GA Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Watchers, selected by Louis Simpson for the 1998 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, was published by Ohio University Press. She is also the author of three chapbooks: the prizewinning Admit One (State Street Press) and Storm Line (Palanquin Press), as well as Holding Patterns (Poetry Atlanta Press).  Her poems have appeared widely in anthologies and such reviews as Poetry Daily, Colorado Review, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Southern Review, and Oxford American, and have been set as art song on CD and featured in translation abroad. In English Literature, Memye holds a Ph.D. from Emory University; an M.A. from Columbia University; and a B.A. from Agnes Scott College, where she was named its first “Distinguished Alumna Author” and an Alumna Trustee. The recipient of numerous awards and of fellowships in poetry from MacDowell, VCCA, and the GA Council for the Arts, she has taught poetry writing at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center since 1989 and is a Senior Editor of Atlanta Review.

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