Tim Seibles

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Tim Seibles headshotBorn in Philadelphia in 1955, Tim Seibles currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the English Department and MFA in Writing faculty of Old Dominion University, and is a teaching board member of the Muse Writers Workshop. He teaches part time for the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Writing Program and is a teacher at Cave Canem. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Body Moves (1988), Buffalo Head Solos, and Fast Animal (2012). Seibles’ honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, as well as an Open Voice Award from the National Writers Voice Project.

From Mosaic

I’m a’kickin’ but not high,
and I’m a’flappin’ but I can’t fly.
— Florence Church

A carpet of light, the
ocean alive < half a moon muting the stars. I tell myself despair is just a bad attitude: Get up, I say. Look —
and the shimmer

spends its name
in my head.

Continue reading from Poetry (2014)



Reading with Patricia Smith | October 20, 2015