One Turn Around the Sun

One Turn Around the Sun is a panorama of poems that attempts to define the first appearances of life s twilight The book also studies the intricacies of being a self a particular personality shaped by forces seen and unseen, both knowable and not At times, the various voices might be considered characters that agree and sustain one perspective In other cases, contendinOne Turn Around the Sun is a panorama of poems that attempts to define the first appearances of life s twilight The book also studies the intricacies of being a self a particular personality shaped by forces seen and unseen, both knowable and not At times, the various voices might be considered characters that agree and sustain one perspective In other cases, contending sensibilities imply an underlying argument This is especially true of the book within the book, which is entitled The Hilt Several questions drive this collection, the most central being how can a person stay sane when so often socio political circumstances mock all efforts to create a livable world This title s intention is to bolster an ongoing engagement with life at a time when running away is a great temptation.Tim Seibles book of poems, Fast Animal Etruscan Press, 2011 , was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award, received the triennial Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award Seibles has received fellowships from both the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and The National Endowment for the Arts He also won the Open Voice Award from the 63rd Street Y in New York City His work appears in numerous literary journals including Indiana Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Huizache, Cortland Review, and Ploughshares His poem, Allison Wolff, was anthologized in Best American Poetry 2010.
One Turn Around the Sun One Turn Around the Sun is a panorama of poems that attempts to define the first appearances of life s twilight The book also studies the intricacies of being a self a particular personality shaped by

  • Title: One Turn Around the Sun
  • Author: Tim Seibles
  • ISBN: 9780990322184
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Tim Seibles

    Tim Seibles, born in 1955, is an American poet and professor He is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently, Buffalo Head Solos Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2004 His honors include an Open Voice Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.His poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Electronic Poetry Review, Rattle, and in anthologies including Verse Universe Poems About Science and Mathematics Milkweed Editions, 1998 and New American Poets in the 90 s David R Godine, 1991.Seibles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and earned his B.A from Southern Methodist University in 1977 He remained in Dallas after graduating and taught high school English for ten years He received his M.F.A from Vermont College in 1990 He is a professor of English and creative writing at Old Dominion University, as well as teaching in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and teaching workshops for Cave Canem He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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    • Julene said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      Tim Seibles is one of my favorite poets. His newest book is close to home; the book opens with two odes, one to his mother and one to his father. In the back of the book are family photos. He grapples with turning 59, aging, memory, death, and the decline of parents. In the title poem "One Turn Around the Sun" he writes: "I can't understand/Time how it makes us and makes us/disappear." His use of metaphor is always eloquent, his use of humor & critique of politics, especially in the four Vil [...]

    • Janet Lynch said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      I am a huge Tim Seibles fan, and I love this book more than the other two of his I've read, HAMMERLOCK and FAST ANIMAL. ONE TURN AROUND THE SUN is more like one life lived and what it all means. Seibles contemplates his relationship with his parents, (he includes photos of them) and other stages of his life. He is five years younger than I am, and so I also find myself looking back as these poems do. His combination of words is always fresh and astounding. On a personal note, he was the keynote [...]

    • Joshua Gage said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      Tim Seibles is one of those poets I can consistently turn to and never be disappointed. His newest collection, One Turn Around the Sun, focuses on his relationship with his parents, and with the idea of aging in general; however, in true Seibles style, he is able to bring in other socio-political topics to the conversation, creating a stirring commentary on life in the United States. This book is one part Pablo Neruda, one part Issa, one part Sonia Sanchez, one part Robert Lowell, and the culmin [...]

    • Allison said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      Beautiful and moving poems that feel like memoir.

    • Alan King said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      One Turn Around The Sun is one of the best poetry books I've read in a while. I would've read it in one sitting if I didn't pace myself. Seibles' storytelling and surprising imagery makes this a beautiful tribute to his parents. I also love that he shares the photos of parents at the back of the collection.

    • John said:
      Oct 18, 2018 - 00:14 AM

      spot on,where it is at,in the moment--

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