Ricky Tucker is a North Carolina native, storyteller, essayist, teacher and art critic. His work explores the imprints of art and memory on narrative, and the absurdity of most fleeting moments. He is the former editor of 12th Street journal and has contributed to Big Red and Shiny, The Paris Review, The Tenth Magazine, and Lambda Literary, and has performed for reading series including The Moth Grand SLAM, Sister Spit, Born: Free, and Spark London, among others. He received his BA from The New School as a Riggio: Writing and Democracy scholar, and a Writer/Teacher MA at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2017 he was chosen as a LAMBDA Literary Emerging Writer Fellow for creative nonfiction.