Thomas Centolella


Author's Bio

Syracuse University--BA, English Lit & Creative Writing; SUNY at Buffalo--MFA, Poetry; Stanford University--Stegner Fellowship.

Teaches at College of Marin and various San Francisco Bay Area private workshops.

Publications & Prizes

Almost Human (Tupelo Press, 2017)
Views from along the Middle Way (Copper Canyon Press, 2002)
Lights & Mysteries (Copper Canyon Press, 1995)
Terra Firma (Copper Canyon Press, 1990)
Prizes won: 

Lannan Literary Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, American Book Award, Publication in the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Northern California Book Award, Wallace Stegner Fellowship, Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press).

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Selected Poems by Tomas Transtromer, Selected Poems by Wislawa Szymborska, Trespassers Welcome by Kathy Evans, A Manual for Cleaning Women + Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

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Arab American, Italian American
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New York
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Last update: Feb 24, 2020