Monday, February 19, 2007


Tim Seibles - Workshop March 17; Reading March 18

I am pleased to announce that Sunday Kind of Love will feature Tim Seibles reading and giving a workshop in March. Seibles is a dynamic poet about whom Reginald McKnight writes, “Tim Seibles will get you in his hammerlock and won't let you go till he has taken you into the center of American politics and pop culture, the minds of birds, . . . your so-called color, your so-called race.”

Please scroll down for information on how to register for the 3-hour workshop - only $25! (Scholarships available - see below.) Limited to 12 participants, ensuring an enriching experience. Join us!

Sunday Kind of Love Presents Tim Seibles

Workshop: Saturday, March 17, 3-6 pm, Busboys & Poets, $25 - registration required.
Reading: Sunday, March 18, 4 pm, Busboys & Poets, free and open to the public. Cohosted by Sarah Browning, DC Poets Against the War and Regie Cabico, Sol & Soul

Busboys & Poets
14th & V Streets, NW, Washington, DC
U Street/Cardozo on the Green Line., 202-387-POET
For more info:
Wheelchair accessible.

Tim Seibles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955. He is the author of several books of poems including Hurdy-Gurdy; Hammerlock; and, most recently, Buffalo Head Solos. He is a former National Endowment of the Arts fellow and has been a writing fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in Massachusetts. He 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; Rainbow Darkness; Evensong; Under the Rock Umbrella; and The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. He has been a workshop leader for Cave Canem and for the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. He lives in Norfolk, VA, where he is a member of Old Dominion University’s English Department and MFA in Writing faculty.

The Workshop:

"The word out leaps the world and light is all." – Theodore Roethke

Through this workshop, participants will get a clear sense of how writing persona poems can free them up, add dimension to their voices, and re-energize any writer who is finding his/her own voice a bit monotonous. Participants will be expected to write, so please bring the necessary materials. Limited to 12 participants.

To Register for the Workshop: Reply to this email (or email Sarah Browning at, indicating that you are registering for the workshop. Please include your full contact information. Then please send a check for $25 made out to “DCPAW” to DCPAW, 626 Allison Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20011. Indicate in a note or on the check that you have registered for the March workshop. (First come, first served. If the workshop fills up, I will hold checks as a waiting list until the date of the workshop.) Scholarship slots are also available. To apply, please contact me with a brief summary of your situation.

To God's hairy ears, all this sad jibber-
jabber sounds like a bad baby peeing
on a plastic hymnal. Turn out
that serious face. Put down
your poison. In between everything
between us, everything keeps keeping
a cookbook of possible kisses, delicious
circumstance. It is only by being stupid
that we follow the scared into the lonely.

Listen. Enough money for the church.
Enough hard days. The bank n' business boys
cannot stop this mutiny, this late allegiance
to the whispering in the blood. Why
let anybody starve? Shhh.
You already know
what the blood is saying.

Tonight. I am a shadow. With one hand
made of light. This is the beginning
of a new weather-this shared breath, this
open secret. Hey, look how large
the wind is -and still you do not see it.
Ghosts of all good kinds have gathered
to shake the hully-gully
in your thighs. Surrey on down.
Hurry. There is already something
in just your size.

-- Tim Seibles

Read three more poems by Tim Seibles here:

Sunday Kind of Love is a Busboys & Poetry Event. Special workshops and events in 2007 are made possible in part by a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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