Virginia

In July 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Tim Seibles to the position of poet laureate of Virginia. Seibles is the author of five poetry collections: Fast Animal (Etruscan Press, 2012), Buffalo Head Solos (Cleveland State University Press, 2004), Hammerlock (Cleveland State University Press, 1999), Hurdy-Gurdy (Cleveland State University Press, 1992), and Body Moves (Corona Press, 1988). He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he teaches at Old Dominion University.

Katherine E. Young, the author of Day of the Border Guards (University of Arkansas Press, 2014), was appointed the poet laureate of Virginia's Arlington County in 2016.

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Apr 01 2017
POETRY IN THE GARDEN

Celebrate National Poetry Month surrounded by the beauty of nature. Walk the gardens to find plants that have inspired poets. Perhaps be inspired to write and share poems of your own! This is a family fun activity, for kids 5 and up with a registered adult. Register with code: 2902018801 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

1:00pm to 2:00pm
4603 Green Spring Road
22312 Alexandria, Virginia

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Tim Seibles

Tim Seibles is the author of Fast Animal (Estruscan Press, 2012), a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award.