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A reissuing of Body Moves, poems by Tim Seibles
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A reissuing of Body Moves, poems by Tim Seibles
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Library Journal
Seibles may write of everyday eventssleeping, teaching a class, talking on the phonein direct, simple language, but he invests each event with lyric significance: ``you slept/ with your mouth open/ and the moon/ slipped inside''; ``fluorescent light falls/ like a fine snow/ in the classroom''; ``The phone rings. A low voice/ bleeds through the wire.'' Throughout, we sense despair and a concerted effort, barely accomplished, to resist it: the poet mourns ``faces bruised/ with unspent desire,'' says of breakfasting alone in a MacDonald's, ``There's nothing but eating to do.'' Other poems deal more directly with social concerns: ``In Philadelphia/ I went back to the school/ we integrated.'' The cumulative result is an accessible yet thoughtful work that may well draw in readers new to poetry. Barbara Hoffert, ``Library Journal''
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Meet the Author

TIM SEIBLES was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955. He is the author of several books of poems including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, Buffalo Head Solos, and Fast Animal, a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is a former National Endowment for the Arts fellow and has been a writing fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts. Seibles also received an Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City. His work has been featured in anthologies such as Manthology, Black Nature, Seriously Funny, The Autumn House Anthology of American Poetry, So Much Things to Say, and Best American Poetry 2010. He has been a workshop leader for the Cave Canem Writers Retreat and for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. Seibles is visiting faculty for the University of Southern Maine’s low-residential Stonecoast MFA Program. His lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where, as an associate professor of English, he teaches in Old Dominion University’s English Department and MFA in writing program.
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Table of Contents

Big Mouth
Yourself
A Moment
The Leap
Who Knows
To the World from a Restaurant
The Snail
Jose
The Place poem
The Word
Teaching
The Body Knew
Balance
Creole
Satin Robes
Shutting Up
The Shift
Double-Dutch
The Kiss
The Fan
Looking
What Holds You
The Future
The Prayer
Who
Sweet
Third Wish
The Ring Around the Moon
Nothing but Football
Neverland
Some of Them
Threads and Fleas
Stranger
Hope
Companion
Light
The Dragon
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