TIM SEIBLES 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 in their Contemporary Classics series. Fast Animal, was one of five poetry finalists for the 2012 National Book Award. A National Endowment for the Arts fellow, his poetry is featured in several anthologies: 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, his poem “Sotto Voce: Othello, Unplugged” was selected for Best American Poetry 2012. He has been a workshop leader for Cave Canem, and for the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Tim is visiting faculty at the Stonecoast MFA in Writing Program of the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where teaches in the English and MFA in Writing programs at Old Dominion University.