David Tucker has been writing Late for Work throughout his twenty-eight-year career at top city newspapers. In his poems he follows reporters hustling for stories and captures the beauty of everyday life, lived between breaking headlines.
About the Author
DAVID TUCKER is the winner of the 2005 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for poetry, judged by Philip Levine. Assistant managing editor of the New Jersey Star-Ledger metro section, he’s also been a reporter and editor at the Toronto Star and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Tucker studied poetry with Donald Hall and Robert Hayden and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
"A fine and gentle invocation of humanity against too much urgency....Wonderful work!" --Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio
"Here is cleverness and delight in language that do what only the best poems do." --Mark Bowden, journalist & author of Black Hawk Down
"[Tucker] keeps his eye focused, with tempered joy and genuine happiness, on how work also enlarges life....Terrific." --Andrew Hudgins