TIM SEIBLES was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955. He is the author of several books of poems including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, Buffalo Head Solos, and Fast Animal, a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is a former National Endowment for the Arts fellow and has been a writing fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts. Seibles also received an Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Manthology, Black Nature, Seriously Funny, The Autumn House Anthology of American Poetry, So Much Things to Say, and Best American Poetry 2010. He has been a workshop leader for the Cave Canem Writers Retreat and for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. Seibles is visiting faculty for the University of Southern Maine's low-residential Stonecoast MFA Program. His lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where, as an associate professor of English, he teaches in Old Dominion University's English Department and MFA in writing program.