Tim Seibles was born in Philadelphia in 1955. He has published several collections of poetry, including Hurdy-Gurdy (1992), Hammerlock (1999), Buffalo Head Solos (2008), each from Cleveland State University Poetry Center Press; and Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Award. His work has recently been featured in anthologies such as Black Nature, Seriously Funny, and So Much Things to Say. His poem, “Allison Wolff” was included in The Best American Poetry 2010 anthology. Tim has led workshops for the Cave Canem Writers Retreat and for the Hurston/Wright Foundation. He teaches in the English Department and MFA in Writing program of Old Dominion University in Virginia. He also teaches in the University of Southern Maine’s low-residential Stonecoast MFA program.