William David (W.D.) Tuck is a poet, author, and filmmaker based in New York City.
He spent his childhood moving between the homes of his mother and father. His mother, a multi-talented musician, filled their home with books, used instruments, and reprints of classic paintings. Even during challenging times of change and loss, art filled her home with a sense of wonder and possibility. William's father, a dedicated teacher, read every night, and William has been doing his best to emulate the habit ever since.
The transformative power of stories helped William navigate his childhood. Constantly moving between homes, and not knowing where he belonged, books helped him find his place in the world. The power of finding connection through sharing your story is what drives his work today.
William arrived in New York City with a borrowed suitcase full of books and a few dollars in his pocket. He attended The New School University on a writing scholarship, and was mentored by incredible faculty in their gifted undergraduate writing program. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
The goal in William's work is honest expression. He writes to face his fears, share his vulnerabilities, and offer everything he has to give. His work explores human connection, relationships, loss, the nature of beauty, and finding hope through pain.
He believes when you have the courage to be yourself, you can change the world.