January 20, 2010

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Poet-in-residence Tim Seibles will give a reading from his works on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 pm. in the Stadler Center for Poetry in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The reading, which is free to the public and will be followed by a book signing, is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, and Multicultural Student Services at Bucknell.

Noted author
Seibles is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Buffalo Head Solos (Cleveland State, 2004). His first book, Body Moves (Corona Press), appeared in 1988, followed by Hurdy-Gurdy (Cleveland State, 1992), Kerosene (Ampersand Press, 1995), and Hammerlock (Cleveland State, 1999).

His poems have appeared widely in journals such as Kenyon Review, New Letters, Red Brick Review, Dark Eros, Ploughshares and Black American Literary Forum, as well as in the anthologies, Outsiders, Verse and Universe, In Search of Color Everywhere, A Way Out of No Way, and New American Poets in the '90s.

Seibles has been honored with many grants and awards, including an Open Voice Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he planned to be a professional football player, Seibles taught high school English in Dallas before earning an M.F.A. in creative writing at Vermont College.

Later this semester, Seibles will participate in a panel discussion on African American Poetics on Tuesday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in the Smith Library of the Vaughan Literature Building. The panel discussion will include English department faculty members Carmen Gillespie and James Peterson, Stadler Center Director Shara McCallum, and visiting poet Patricia Smith. 

The poet-in-residence program at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry, was established in 1981. The program brings a poet of national or international renown for a semester-long residence each spring. The poet-in-residence presents a reading, teaches a class in the Bucknell department of English, and serves as an artistic presence on campus.

Visit Stadler Center for more information about the Stadler Center for Poetry and its programs.

Contact: Division of Communications


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