Sunday, April 22nd – 2:00 pm
Poets Jacqueline Berger and Thomas Centolella

Jacqueline Berger’s fourth book, The Day You Miss Your Exit, was published by Broadstone Books in February. Her previous books include The Gift That Arrives Broken, winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and Things That Burn, selected by Mark Strand as the 2004 winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Prize. Her poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac and has been published in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Iowa Review, American Poetry: The Next Generation, On The Verge, Old Dominion Review, Rhino, River Styx, and Nimrod. She directs the Master of Arts in English program at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont and lives in San Francisco.

Thomas Centolella has published four books of poetry: Terra Firma, Lights & Mysteries, Views from along the Middle Way, and Almost Human. His poetry has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Poetry Review, Parthenon West Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, and The Los Angeles Times, among many other periodicals. His poem “View #45”, was read at the United Nations as a part of Poets Against the War.  “In the evening we shall be examined on love” and “Lines of Force” were featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers’ Almanac on NPR. He has taught literature and creative writing at San Francisco State University, at the University of California, Berkeley (Extension), at the Institute on Aging (San Francisco), at San Francisco WritersCorps, and in the California Poets in the Schools Program.