2012 National Book Award Finalist,

Tim Seibles

Fast Animal

Etruscan Press

Fast Animal, by Tim Seibles


Tim Seibles’ work is proof: the new American poet can’t just speak one language. In his new book, he fuses our street corners’ quickest wit, our violent vernaculars, and our numerous tongues of longing and love. He records danger. He records the sensual world. And he records a troubled enlightenment, which is a “fast animal” pivoting toward two histories at once.

Tim Seibles

About the Book

The newest collection from one of America’s foremost African-American poets threads the journey from youthful innocence to the whittled-hard awareness of adulthood. Along the way it immerses the reader in palpable moments―the importance of remembering, the burden of race, and the meaning of true wakefulness.

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia in 1955, Tim Seibles currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He is a member of the English Department and MFA in Writing faculty of Old Dominion University, and is a teaching board member of the Muse Writers Workshop. He teaches part time for the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA in Writing Program, and is a teacher at Cave Canem. A highly active ambassador for poetry, Seibles presents his work nationally and internationally at universities, high schools, cultural centers, and literary festivals. He is the author of six previous books of poetry.


Tim Seibles's Etruscan Press page
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VIDEO: Tim Seibles reads "Ode To Sleep"
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Photo credit: Helen Peppe Photography


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