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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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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