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Faculty Tim Siebles Earns Theodore Roethke Poetry Prize

Tim Siebles

Siebles earns Theodore Roethke poetry prize

By the Midland Daily News

American author and professor Tim Seibles will receive the 13th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.

American author and professor Tim Seibles will receive the 13th triennial Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize.

Three judges selected Seibels for his book “Fast Animal,” a collection of work that threads life’s journey from childhood to adulthood. The text was a 2012 National Book Award finalist. He has authored four other books of poetry including “Buffalo Head Solos.” One of that collection’s poems, “Harvest Moon,” was highlighted in the Pennsylvania Center for the Book’s Public Poetry Project in 2011.

A native of Philadelphia who now resides in Norfolk, Va., Seibles serves on the faculty of Old Dominion University in the English and the master of fine arts in writing departments. He also serves as a teaching board member of the Muse Writers Workshop and works part time at the University of Southern Maine in the Stonecoast master of fine arts in writing program.

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