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Lights & Mysteries
Thomas Centolella
$12.00 paperback
978-1-55659-106-8
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Lights & Mysteries
Thomas Centolella

This second collection of poems from multi-award winning poet Centolella mixes Zen and Hasidic philosophy with classical skepticism, resulting in imaginative and compassionate impressions of daily details of life in urban America. A finalist for the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award.

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For Lights & Mysteries, Thomas Centolella

"Centolella's direct approach is rich with the day-to-day, documenting commercial and spiritual transactions with intelligence, music, and gentle humor."Library Journal

"The poet primarily focuses on a wide-ranging array of straight-ahead narratives featuring characters of the street, misfits, and victims... these poems frequently take emotional risks that richly reward the reader."Choice

"Passionate and moving... Careful and caring; highly recommended."—Library Journal

"The poems are clearly drawn... These poems frequently take emotional risks that richly reward the reader."—Choice

"With rich, imaginative prose and a finely-tuned ear for lyricism, [Centolella] examines the implications of everything he encounters."—Santa Fe Mexican

"This is an exciting book—so much passion, compassion, humor, zest for living, sadness and big questions."—Denise Levertov

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