Lucia Perillo

Lucia Perillo’s most recent poetry collection is Inseminating the Elephant (2009). She lives in Olympia, Washington.

  • Pharaoh

    In the saltwater aquarium at the pain clinic. lives a yellow tang. who chews the minutes in its cheeks. while we await our unguents and anesthesias…

  • The Body Mutinies

    When the doctor runs out of words and still. I won't leave, he latches my shoulder and. steers me out doors. Where I see his blurred hand…

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What LBJ Really Said About Selma

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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