Thomas Centolella

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Thomas Centolella is an American poet and educator.

Life[edit]

Centolella has published three books of poetry: Terra Firma, Lights & Mysteries and Views from along the Middle Way.[1] His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review,[2] American Poetry Review,[3] Parthenon West Review, Ploughshares, and The Los Angeles Times, among many other periodicals.[4] His poem "View #45", was read at the United Nations as a part of Poets Against the War.[5] "In the evening we shall be examined on love" and "Lines of Force" were featured on Garrison Keillor's Writers' Almanac on NPR.[6][7]

He has been a visiting writer at many universities and colleges.

Mr. Centolella served as a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. He has taught literature and creative writing at San Francisco State University, at the University of California, Berkeley (Extension), at the Institute on Aging (San Francisco), at San Francisco WritersCorps, and in the California Poets in the Schools Program.[1]

He currently lives in San Francisco[1] and teaches at College of Marin and in private workshops.

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 National Poetry Series (selected by Denise Levertov)
  • 1991 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and Bay Area Book Reviewers Award (aka, Northern California Book Award).
  • 1992 Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.
  • 1996 Poetry Medal from the Commonwealth Club of California (aka California Book Award).

Work[edit]

Books[edit]

Anthologies[edit]

Editor[edit]

  • Grace Grafton, Thomas Centolella, Calif Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School (2002). I Fall Into the Bright, Bright World: Poems. Manic D Press. 
  • Grace Grafton, Thomas Centolella, Calif Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School (2002). The Irresistible Earth: Poems. Manic D Press. 

Poetry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas Centolella. "Terra Firma by Thomas Centolella - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists". Goodreads.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Spring & Summer 1996". Uaa.alaska.edu. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Parthenon West Review ~ Poetry is Our Nation". Parthenonwestreview.com. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "DC Writers and Magazines at AWP in Chicago - 32 Poems Magazine". Blog.32poems.com. 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  7. ^ "WritersCorps » Teaching Arts". Sfartscommission.org. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  8. ^ "author detail". Pshares.org. 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2013-10-06.