Tim Seibles (born 1955) is an American poet, professor and the former Poet Laureate of Virginia.[1] He is the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently, Voodoo Libretto: New and Selected Poems (Etruscan Press, 2022). His honors include an Open Voice Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.[2] In 2012 he was nominated for a National Book Award, for Fast Animal.[3]

Tim Seibles
reading at Split This Rock, 2014
reading at Split This Rock, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
OccupationProfessor of English
Old Dominion University
Alma materSouthern Methodist University;
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Work Edit

His poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Electronic Poetry Review,[4] Rattle, and in anthologies including Verse & Universe: Poems About Science and Mathematics (Milkweed Editions, 1998) and New American Poets in the 90’s (David R. Godine, 1991).

Seibles was a professor of English at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Life Edit

Seibles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 1977. He remained in Dallas after graduating and taught high school English for ten years. He received his M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 1990. He is a professor of English and creative writing at Old Dominion University, as well as teaching in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and teaching workshops for Cave Canem Foundation. He has a son, Cade Seibles. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.[5][6][7]

Published works Edit

Full-length poetry collections

  • Voodoo Libretto: New and Selected Poems (Etruscan Press, 2022) ISBN 9781733674188
  • One Turn Around the Sun(Etruscan Press, 2017) ISBN 9780990322184
  • Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012) ISBN 9780983294429
  • Buffalo Head Solos (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2004) ISBN 9781880834640
  • Hammerlock (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1999) ISBN 9781880834459
  • Hurdy-Gurdy (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1992) ISBN 9780914946984
  • Body Moves (Corona Press, 1988); Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2012, ISBN 9780887485596


In Anthology

  • Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press, 2018) ISBN 9780820353159
  • Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other U. S. A. (Smokestack Books, 2008) ISBN 978-0955402821

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