webphoto_Seibles_2Congratulations to current and future Faculty Poet Tim Seibles who in July 2016 was appointed poet laureate of Virginia by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Seibles, who is the author of five collections of poetry, including 2012’s Fast Animal which won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and was a National Book Award nominee, was a Festival Faculty Poet in 2014 and will be joining us again in 2018!

Tim Seibles currently lives in Norfolk, VA and teaches at Old Dominion University. His two-year tenure as Virginia’s Poet Laureate began in July 15, 2016.

Visit Poetry Foundation and the Academy of American Poets to read his work. If you visit our YouTube channel, you will find his craft talk A Seduction: Metaphor and the Come Hither.