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Flagler welcomes poet and spoken word performer Tim Siebels

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On Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m., poet Tim Siebels will deliver a performance of poetry and spoken word at Flagler College.

Seibles’ streetwise, syncopated poems zero in on such wide-ranging subjects as basketball, sex, dogs, race, and the inner life of cartoon characters. He has been honored with an Open Voice Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.

“This is not a poetry of a highfalutin violin nor the somber cello,” wrote Sandra Cisneros of Siebels’ work, “but a melody you heard somewhere that followed you home.”

In addition to his five books of poetry, Siebles’ poems have appeared widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review and Black American Literary Forum, as well as in the anthologies Best American Poetry 2010, Outsiders, Verse and Universe, In Search of Color Everywhere, A Way Out of No Way, and New American Poets in the 90’s. He teaches at Old Dominion University in Virginia and in the University of Southern Maine’s low-residential Stonecoast MFA program.

The reading will be held in the Gamache-Koger Theater at the Ringhaver Student Center at 50 Sevilla Street. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice. Call (904) 819-6339 or visit for more information.

Upcoming events in the College’s Writers in Residence Program include:

• March 20: Novelist Cassandra King

• April 9: Poet John Blair