Memye Curtis Tucker has attended the Writers’ Festival ten times from 1986 to 1993, and in 1995 and 1999. She will also attend this year’s festival! Tucker is known for her extensive collection of works, including numerous journals, books, and poetry chapbooks. One of her most famous works is her book and poetry collection The Watchers (1998). McCain holds a physical copy of this book, as well as two of her poetry chapbooks (Holding Patterns and Admit One). Place a hold on these in WorldCat and check out at the Circulation Desk!
Tucker is an Agnes Scott alumna who graduated in 1956. She continued her post-graduate career in Atlanta and is currently a senior editor of Atlanta Review. Tucker has earned numerous awards including “The Hollis Summers Poetry Prize” and the “Palamquin Press Prize”. Tucker now spends her time teaching poetry at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.