Poet Thomas Centolella will read from Almost Human, winner of the Dorset Prize, forthcoming in July 2017 from Tupelo Press. Of the poems in Almost Human, Dorset Prize judge, Edward Hirsch stated, “Somehow magical––the way these well-made, oddly elusive, sometimes funny, lyrically discursive and poignantly beautiful poems engage the mysteries.”
Centolella is the author of three previous books: American Book Award-winner, Terra Firma (Copper Canyon, 1990), California Book Award-winner Lights & Mysteries (Copper Canyon, 1995), and Views from along the Middle Way (Copper Canyon, 2002).
Centolella was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and has taught literature and creative writing at San Francisco State University, the University of California extension, the College of Marin, and in the California Poets in the School Program as well as the for the Institute on Aging and WritersCorps. He lives in San Francisco.