Born in Philadelphia in 1955, Tim Seibles earned a BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and an MFA from Vermont College. 

He is the author of Body Moves (2013); Fast Animal (2012), winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award; Buffalo Head Solos (2004); Hammerlock (1999); Ten Miles an Hour (1998); Kerosene (1995); and Hurdy-Gurdy (1992).  

His work has been featured in the anthologies In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African American Poetry (1994), Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (2009), and Best American Poetry (2010).

Seibles’ honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, as well as an Open Voice Award from the National Writers Voice Project. In 2013, he received the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for poetry.

He taught high school English for ten years and worked as writing coordinator of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He has also taught at Cave Canem and is currently visiting faculty for the University of Southern Maine’s low-residential Stonecoast MFA Program.

He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is an associate professor of English at Old Dominion University.