LHU to bring National Book Award nominee Tim Seibles to campus
October 16, 2012
Lock Haven University’s Office of Social Equity has partnered with FASSt and The UpWrite Reading Series to host poet Tim Seibles. The audience will hear the poet read from his collections. Poet Tim Seibles' latest book Fast Animal has been nominated for the prestigious National Book Award.
Mr. Seibles is originally from Philadelphia and is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Old Dominion University. He is also the author of seven books of poetry, including Hammerlock, Buffalo Solo Heads, Hurdy-Gurdy, and, most recently, Fast Animal. He is a former NEA fellow and has led workshops for Cave Canem—a retreat for African-American writers—and for the Zora Neale Hurston-Richard Wright Foundation. His work was included in the 2010 edition of Best American Poetry.
What: Poetry Reading by Tim Seibles
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Lock Haven University’s Parsons Union Building, Multipurpose Room
Contact: Laurie Cannady, Associate Professor of English: 570-484-2429; Albert Jones, Associate Director of Human Resources: 570-484-2838;
Marjorie Maddox Hafer, Professor of English: 570-484-2044 or Dana Washington, Assistant Professor of English: 570-484-2175
Per Ploughshares magazine, “Tim Seibles is a commanding, dynamic presence, particularly when he reads his poetry. Tall, charismatic, he stands behind the podium and gives animated voice to poems that are, at turns, grave, inventive, and hilarious. His primary subjects from the start have been sexuality and race, and somehow, Seibles has always been able to engage, not alienate, people when he addresses these delicate topics—an attitude he wishes could be adopted by society overall.”
Mr. Seibles also will be visiting several classes on the LHU campus, giving a Friday lunch presentation, and meeting with student groups. For additional information about the author, please see http://al.odu.edu/english/faculty/tseibles.shtml and http://www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/poets/tseibles.html
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.