Tim Seibles was born and grew up in Philadelphia. These days he lives in Norfolk, Virginia and is an English professor at Old Dominion University. From 2016-2018 he served as the Poet Laureate of Virginia.
Seibles’ many books of poetry include Body Moves, Buffalo Head Solos, and One Turn Around the Sun. His 2012 collection, Fast Animal, won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize and was one of five finalists for the National Book Award.
Poetry & Planet is produced by Ethan Goffman. Lucille Clifton’s “the earth is a living thing” and Robert Browning’s “Song from Pippa Passes” are read by R. Michael Oliver. Musical excerpts from “Elements of Life” and “Earth Revisited” are written and performed by Reginald Cyntje, with vocals by Christie Dashiell. Aural interludes are by Douglas Harvey.
The opening poetry chorus is voiced by Jomo K. Johnson, Dr. Michael Anthony Ingram, Marianne Szlyk, and R. Michael Oliver.
Lucille Clifton, “the earth is a living thing” from The Book of Light. Copyright © 1993 by Lucille Clifton. Used with the permission of The Permissions Company, Inc. on behalf of Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org.