Poets Tim Seibles and Dawn Manning will read from and discuss their work in a Looking Closely – How Poets Expand the World session on Thursday, March 17 from 9:30-11:10 a.m. in the Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28, as part of the 2016 Poets and Writers Festival. Both poets and non-poets are welcome.
Seibles, a native Philadelphian, is author of Fast Animal and Buffalo Head Solos and professor of English at Old Dominion University. Nominated for the National Book Award, his work focuses on themes “of racial tension, class conflict and intimacy from several directions at once in poems with plainspoken yet fast-turning language.”
Manning, a Philadelphia-area writer, photographer and rogue anthropologist, will draw on her Postcards from the Dead Letter Office, published by Burlesque Press. An Edith Garlow Poetry Prize recipient among other awards, she specializes in detail and compression, often favoring the Japanese tanka as a literary form.