Press Release

Tim Siebles, 2012 National Book Award Finalist

PORTLAND, Maine — University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program Faculty Member Tim Seibles has been nominated as a 2012 National Book Award Finalist for his book of poetry Fast Animals.

The National Book Awards are chosen from among all the books written by American citizens and published by American publishers during the previous year. The winners in each of five categories are awarded $10,000 and become permanent members of the National Book Foundation. Past winners include literary giants William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, Flannery O’Connor, Alice Walker, and Annie Proulx.

Seibles is the author of five books of poetry: Body Moves, Hurdy-Gurdy, Kerosene, Ten Miles an Hour, and Hammerlock, and has been teaching at the Stonecoast MFA Program for the past seven years.

For the complete list of Finalists visit – .UHWU_47Dd8s.