Poetry. A 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist, INSEMINATING THE ELEPHANT delivers hard-edged yet vulnerable poems that reconcile the comic impulse with the complications and tragedies of living in the eating and breathing body—what Lucia Perillo calls the "meat cage." Perillo dissects human failings and sexuality, as well as collisions between nature and the manufactured world, to create an unforgettable poetic vision. "Whoever told you poetry isn't for everyone hasn't read Lucia Perillo"—Time Out New York.
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