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Seth B. Tucker

Teaching Associate Professor & Hennebach Program Director, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Seth Tucker is an award-winning teacher originally from Lander, Wyoming. Seth joined the faculty at Mines in 2010 and was hired as an assistant teaching professor in 2014. Seth is also the founder and co-director of the Longleaf Writers’ Conference (which takes place annually in May, where he has created fellowships and scholarships for emerging writers and under-represented group writers), and he devotes his free time to teaching at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver and to community literary progams for veterans and inmates in Colorado and nationally. Seth has been the Senior Prose Editor for the Tupelo Quarterly Review since 2015.

Seth is also an award-winning poet and prose writer, and his first book won the Elixir Press Editor’s Poetry Prize (Mormon Boy), and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His second book won the Gival Press Poetry Award (We Deserve the Gods We Ask For) and went on to win the International Eric Hoffer Book Award. Seth has served as a Carol Houck Smith Scholar in Poetry at Bread Loaf, and as the Tennessee Williams Scholar in Fiction at Sewanee. His poetry and fiction have appeared in top literary magazines such as: Pleiades, Shenandoah, Verse Daily, Iowa Review, Apalachee Review, December, Driftwood, the Los Angeles Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Indiana Review, Rosebud, North American Review, Witness, Connecticut Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among many other journals and anthologies.

Seth has worked as a wine sommelier, a ranch hand, and has degrees from San Francisco State University, Northern Arizona University, and from the top-ranked Creative Writing program at Florida State University (PhD English 2012). He was a paratrooper with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and served in the Persian Gulf War in another lifetime. Seth enjoys camping and is currently completing a novel and he raises bees in his backyard and has loved books since he held his first Winnie the Pooh coloring book.

Seth teaches Nature and Human Values, and an assortment of creative writing and literature classes at CSM, and his recent academic publications have investigated the ethical power of narrative, the culture of food miles, gun culture and violence, and veteran therapy through the arts.


  • HASS 100 Nature and Human Values
  • HASS 303 Foundations in Creative Writing Workshop
  • HASS 300 Intermediate Poetry Writing Workshop
  • HASS 400 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
  • HASS 301 Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop
  • HASS 401 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop
  • HASS 407 Science and Literature
  • HASS 408 Creative Writing: Life Stories


Curriculum Vitae


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