Poet Laureate of Virginia, Tim Seibles, sat down to talk about imagination, memories, romance, the most mysterious thing on Earth, and the one thing he believes every adult should be doing.
Professor and poet Tim Seibles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955 and is the author of several collections of poems including Body Moves, Hurdy Gurdy, Hammerlock, Buffalo Head Solos, and most recently, One Turn Around the Sun, which was published in 2017.
His 2012 collection, Fast Animal, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and he has received numerous honors including an Open Voice Award as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
On July 1, 2016 he was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe as the nineteenth Poet Laureate of Virginia.
This episode of The Q&A with A.P.C. was recorded at Tim’s apartment overlooking the Elizabeth River in downtown Norfolk and begins with a question about a phrase he used in a voicemail message he left for me.