Author Tim Seibles Offers Public Reading at LHU

LOCK HAVEN, PA – Tim Seibles, author of several poetry collections, will be reading on the campus of Lock Haven University.

WHAT:          Poetry Reading by Tim Seibles

WHEN:          Thursday, June 26th at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:        Lock Haven University’s Sloan Auditorium

WHO:            Dr. Laurie Cannady, 570.484.2429 or lcannady@LHUP.edu

Tim Seibles, born in Philadelphia in 1955, is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Buffalo Head Solos.  His first book, Body Moves, (1988) has just been re-released by Carnegie Mellon U. Press as part of their Contemporary Classics series.  His latest, Fast Animal, was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award.  In 2013 he received the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Misericordia University for his literary accomplishments. Most recently, he received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Award for Fast Animal, given triennially for a collection of poems.

During the spring semester of 2010, Tim was poet-in-residence at Bucknell University.  A National Endowment for the Arts fellow, he also enjoyed a seven-month writing fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts.  His poetry is featured in several anthologies; among  them are:  Rainbow Darkness; The Manthology; Autumn House Contemporary American Poetry; Black Nature; Evensong; Villanelles; and Sunken Garden Poetry. His poem “Allison Wolff” was included in Best American Poetry 2010 and, most recently, his poem “Sotto Voce: Othello, Unplugged” was featured in Best American Poetry 2013.

He has been a workshop leader for Cave Canem, a writer’s retreat for African American poets, and for the Hurston/Wright Foundation, another organization dedicated to developing black writers. Tim is visiting faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in Writing Program sponsored by the University of Southern Maine.  He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is a member of the English and MFA in writing faculty at Old Dominion University.

The public is invited to attend this free reading.  For more information on this event, please contact Laurie Cannady at 570.484.2429 or lcannady@LHUP.edu.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lhup.edu, email admissions@lhup.edu, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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