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 writes, 'It's not a savior the world needs / but a savoring spirit, a way to relish what's already / begun to vanish,' and his best work celebrates the ...

Terra Firma 1990, Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend

ISBN-13: 9781556590306

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