Melissa Tuckey is the author or two collections of poetry. Tenuous Chapel was selected by poet Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Award in 2013. Rope as Witness, a chapbook was published by Pudding House Press. Her poems have been published in a wide variety of literary journals including: Beloit Poetry Journal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Poetry International, and Verse Daily. She's received significant support for her work, including a winter fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Melissa Tuckey is a co-founder of Split This Rock, who currently lives in Ithaca, New York.