Friday, November 2, 2012

Tim Seibles, National Book Award Finalist

(Photo: Helen Peppe)
We're celebrating Tim Seibles' Fast Animal being named a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. Congrats, Tim! Check out Alan W. King's blog post, "Tim Seibles: A Product of Sweat and Patience."

Here's a few lines from Alan's blog:

"Understanding how Tim Seibles got the National Book Foundation’s attention requires some knowledge of neuroscience and of his persistence to be heard.
At any given moment, the human mind rapidly shifts between thoughts. It’s that movement Seibles is after when he’s arranging the sections of his books. “If we’re really listening, we’ll go from rage to tenderness pretty quickly,” he says in a recent phone interview. “I try to put together different kinds of poems in a section…approximately the ways in which our minds move.”

The results are five books that take readers on an exciting ride through a surprising twist of tone and subject matter on each page. This skill is one reason the National Book Foundation selected his latest collection Fast Animal as a 2012 National Book Award Finalists."

Read the full blog post here

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