Poetry. "Perillo's poetic persona is funny, tough, bold, smart, and righteous. A spellbinding storyteller and a poet who makes the demands of the form seem as natural as a handshake."—Booklist "The poems [are] taut, lucid, lyric, filled with complex emotional reflection while avoiding the usual difficulties of highbrow poetry."—The New York Times Book Review MacArthur Genius Award winner Lucia Perillo is a fearless poet who, with characteristic humor and incisive irony, confronts the failings and wonder of nature, particularly the frail and resilient human body. This generous collection draws upon five previous volumes, including books selected as a New York Times "100 Notable Books of the Year" and as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Lucia Perillo is the author of six books of poetry. Among her many awards are the Norma Farber First Book Award, the Kate Tufts Prize, the Balcones Prize, the Kingsley Tufts Award and the MacArthur Fellowship. Her critically acclaimed memoir, I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature (Trinity University Press), was published in 2007. INSEMINATING THE ELEPHANT (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and received the Bobbitt award from the Library of Congress. Most recently, she is the author of TIME WILL CLEAN THE CARCASS BONES: SELECTED AND NEW POEMS (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). She lives in Olympia, Washington.Author City: OLYMPIA, WA USA