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Virginia Poet Laureate Tim Seibles gives reading

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The College of Idaho welcomes Virginia Poet Laureate Tim Seibles for a poetry reading at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Sterry Hall third floor boardroom. An award-winning poet, Seibles will read from his most recent book, Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), which was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Living in Norfolk, Virginia, Seibles is a member of the English Department and MFA in writing faculty of Old Dominion University. He is a teaching board member of the Muse Writers Workshop. He also teaches part-time for the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Writing Program, a low-residency program which features writers from all over the country.

Born in Philadelphia in 1955, Seibles has received fellowships from both the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and The National Endowment for the Arts. He also won the Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City. Fast Animal also received the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the triennial Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. In July 2016, Seibles was named poet laureate of Virginia by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

A highly active ambassador for poetry, Seibles presents his work nationally and internationally at universities, high schools, cultural centers, and literary festivals. He has been a featured author in the Vancouver International Writers Festival in Vancouver, Canada, in the Calabash Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, and in the Poesia en Voz Alto Festival in Mexico City.

The College of Idaho has a 125-year-old legacy of excellence. The C of I is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition and history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom.  For more information, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.