Consisting of lyric love letters to friends and musings on daily desire, nostalgia, and thirst for connection, BEDROOM VOWEL traces the development of an everyday philosophy formed in the social life of a creative mind.
The poems in BEDROOM VOWEL are chatty and slippery, taking quick turns from casual conversation about breakfast to the commodification of identity. These are poems that frequently contemplate the sensuous qualities of language, and participate in them as a bulwark against (or a spell to transform) misfortune.
In Bedroom Vowel, Tuck uncovers the ugly feelings of living through a pandemic on capitalism’s watch. In equal measure, she delivers us an intimate portrait of the life she fashions around and against the zeitgeist.
Poetry. LGBTQ+ Studies.
Zoe Tuck was born in Texas, became a person in California, and now lives in Massachusetts. She is the author of Terror Matrix (Timeless, Infinite Light) and the chapbooks Vape Cloud of Unknowing (Belladonna*) and the The Book of Bella (DoubleCross Press), the latter of which is bound in a dos- a-dos edition with Emily Hunerwadel's Peach Woman. In addition to teaching private creative writing and literature classes, Zoe is the co-host of The But Also reading series with Britt Billmeyer-Finn and the co-editor of Hot Pink Magazine with Emily Bark Brown. Since 2019, she has been an active member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, where she has co-curated both the Close Distances and the In-Flux reading series.