Lucia Perillo is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Dangerous Life (1989), which won the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America; The Body Mutinies (1996), winner of the Kate Tufts prize from Claremont University; The Oldest Map with the Name America (1999); Luck is Luck (2005), which was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize and won the Kingsley Tufts prize from Claremont University; Inseminating the Elephant (2009), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress; and Spectrum of Possible Deaths (2012). She has published a book of essays, I’ve Heard the Vultures Singing (2005), and a book of short stories, Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain (2012). She has taught at Syracuse University, Southern Illinois University, and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. A former MacArthur fellow, Perillo lives in Olympia, Washington.
Poems By LUCIA PERILLO
Blog Posts By LUCIA PERILLO
- I could be blogging or I could watch the red dog running in the field
- I just had coffee with Reginald
- Lojong has nothing to do with Mahjong
- Poetry in a Small Town
- The pressure is on…must come up with a post.
More blog posts by Lucia Perillo (13 posts)
- More Patchen
- It’s scary to think about what your body is going to look like in forty years
- I may regret this
- The Usable Field…Let’s try this again
- Why are poets aligned with the left?
- Poetry in a small town...and a sample worker poet
- What does this goldfinch have to do with anything
- Introduction Inquisition Trepidation
Audio & PodcastsPoem of the Day The Poetry Magazine Podcast
We Don't Have Cold Feet
The editors discuss poems from Katia Kapovich, Lucia Perillo, Don Paterson and more. Plus, Ange Mlinko on poetry and motherhood.