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Poetry. Winner of the 1991 American Book Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers' Award. "Selected by Denise Levertov for the National Poetry Series, this generally strong first collection, often set in the San Francisco Bay Area or in the wilderness, showcases Centolella's gift for finding wonder in the quotidian, for recovering 'the taken-for-granted.' In 'Task,' the poet ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Copper Canyon Press
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Thomas Centolella is the author of several books of poetry including Terra Firma, selected by Denise Levertov for the 1990 National Poetry Series, and Lights & Mysteries, which received the 1996 Poetry Medal from the Commonwealth Club of California. In 1992 he was a recipient of a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.

Mr. Centolella was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has taught at the
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