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Thomas Centolella and Susan Gubernat
28 SEPTEMBER 2017 — thursday
Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Thomas Centolella, Almost Human, and Susan Gubernat, The Zoo at Night, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at email@example.com, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
MORE ABOUT THE READERS Thomas Centolella's new book of poems is Almost Human, winner of the Dorset Prize, selected by Edward Hirsch, who says, "Somehow magical—the way these well-made, oddly elusive, sometimes funny, lyrically discursive and poignantly beautiful poems engage the mysteries." He's published three previous collections, American Book Award winner Terra Firma, California Book Award-winner Lights & Mysteries, and Views from along the Middle Way. He's a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Susan Gubernat's new book of poems is The Zoo at Night, winner of the Prairie Schooner Prize in Poetry. Mark Svenhold says, "'Beauty is always strange,' says Baudelaire, and in Susan Gubernat's brilliant The Zoo at Night, we have a grand tour of the many ways that the world, arriving directly under our noses, can remain, everlastingly, embodied and mysterious." She is the author of Flesh, winner of the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Analog House. An opera librettist, her major work, Korczak's Orphans, a collaboration with composer Adam Silverman, has been performed at a number of venues.