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    DescriptionHonored as one of the "100 Notable Books of 2012" by "The New York Times Book Review""The poems in "On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths" are taut, lucid, lyric, filled with complex emotional reflection while avoiding the usual difficulties of highbrow poetry."--"New York Times Book Review" "Perillo has long lived with, and written about, her struggle with debilitating multiple sclerosis. Her bracing sixth book of poems, published concurrently with her debut story collection, takes an unflinching, though not unsmiling, look at mortality. Perillo has a penchant for dark humor, for jokes that stick."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review "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, she pulls readers into the beat and whirl of her slyly devastating descriptions."--"Booklist""Whoever told you poetry isn't for everyone hasn't read Lucia Perillo. She writes accessible, often funny poems that border on the profane."--"Time Out New York""Lucia Perillo's much lauded writing has been consistently fine--with its deep, fearless intelligence; its dark and delicious wit; its skillful lyricism; and its refreshingly cool but no less embracing humanity." --Open Books: A Poem Emporium The poetry of Lucia Perillo is fierce, tragicomic, and contrarian, with subjects ranging from coyotes and Scotch broom to local elections and family history. Formally braided, Perillo gathers strands of the mythic and mundane, of media and daily life, as she faces the treachery of illness and draws readers into poems rich in image and story."When you spend many hours alone in a room you have more than the usual chances to disgust yourself-- this is the problem of the body, not that it is mortal but that it is mortifying. When we were young they taught us do not touch it, but who can keep from touching it, from scratching off the juicy scab? Today I bit a thick hangnail and thought of Schneebaum, who walked four days into the jungle and stayed for the kindness of the tribe-- who would have thought that cannibals would be so tender?"Lucia Perillo's "Inseminating the Elephant" (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and received the Bobbitt award from the Library of Congress. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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    On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths
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    By (author) Lucia Perillo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 81
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781556593970
    ISBN 10: 155659397X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC21: 811.54
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Libri: I-PO
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    DC22: 811.54
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS3566.E69146 O5 2012
    Copper Canyon Press
    Imprint name
    Copper Canyon Press
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Author Information
    Lucia Perillo: Lucia Perillo graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1979 with a major in wildlife management, and subsequently worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. She completed her MA in English at Syracuse University, and has published five books of poetry. She was a MacArthur Fellow in 2000 and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. She lives in Olympia, Washington.