Tim Seibles, 18th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Tim Seibles

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Author/Artist Bio

Tim Seibles is the author of three books of poetry Body Moves (Corona Press, 1988), Hurdy-Gurdy (Cleveland State, 1992), and Kerosene (Ampersand Press, 1995). An NEA Fellow in 1990, he recently received the Open Voice Award from the National Writers Voice Project. He’s recently joined the creative writing faculty at Old Dominion University. Tim Seibles was born in Philadelphia in 1955. He left there in 1973 to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He received a B.A. in English in 1977 and remained in Dallas to teach high school English for 10 years. In 1988 he began his M.F.A. work at Vermont College in Mt. Peleier, Vermont, receiving his degree in 1990. In 1991 he won a writing fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, which allowed him to live on Cape Cod for seven months in an environment designed to allow high concentration on one’s work. For two years after that he was the Writing Coordinator of the Work Center, (which involved administering the writers' events). Before coming to teach at Old Dominion he spent a year living and writing in Cambridge. Recently his work has been featured in Ploughshares, New England Review, The Artful Dodge and an anthology called In Search of Color Everywhere.


Seibles read on Wednesday, October 3, 1995 at the Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 11:00 am.


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