In September 2020 Worcester’s Bedlam Book Cafe hosted a virtual poetry reading and discussion with (NYC poet and American Antiquarian Society Fellow) and Tim Seibles (former Poet Laureate of Virginia). You can find a recording of the event on our YouTube channel – visit https://youtu.be/tvC57_yn8BI.
David Mills is the author of After Mistic (Massachusetts slavery poems), The Sudden Country, and The Dream Detective. He has received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, Breadloaf, The New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Lannan Foundation. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Jubilat and Fence. The Juilliard School commissioned and produced a play by Mr. Mills. He has also recorded his poetry on RCA records and ESPN and lived in Langston Hughes` landmark Harlem home.
Tim Seibles is the author of several poetry collections including Hurdy-Gurdy, Hammerlock, Buffalo Head Solos, and Fast Animal, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award and winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize. Tim is a former NEA fellow and recipient of a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. His latest collection, One Turn Around the Sun was released in 2017. He recently completed a two-year appointment as Poet laureate of Virginia.