FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visiting Writer Series continues with poet Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head
WHAT: Tim Seibles, author of Buffalo Head Solos, will read selections from his poetry and answer questions from the audience. Seibles’ appearance is part of Reed College’s 2005 Visiting Writers Series and Black History Month Celebration.
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 24
WHERE: Vollum Lounge, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR
COST: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.
About Tim Seibles
Poet Tim Seibles is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently Buffalo Head Solos. His other books include Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, and Body Moves. He is a recipient of grants, fellowships, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and the National Writers Voice Project. According to writer Patricia Smith, "Listening to Tim Seibles...is like listening to the voice of the griot praising, admonishing, cursing, blessing, and calling us together...." Seibles teaches at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
About the Visiting Writers Series
First occurring in the spring of 1989, the Visiting Writers’ Series seeks to bring young and emerging critically-acclaimed writers to read their works at Reed to both celebrate their achievements in literature and to expose them to Reed students and the local community. Coordinating the Visiting Writers’ Series is Peter Rock, a professor of creative writing at Reed and the author of The Ambidextrist, This is the Place, and Carnival Wolves, especially seeks to bring writers that are read in Reed’s creative writing classes so that students have the opportunity to interact and discuss the texts with the authors.
Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes Scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915). For more information, visit www.reed.edu.