Today's poem is "Black Transit"
from On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths

Copper Canyon Press

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.

Other poems by Lucia Perillo in Verse Daily:
March 31, 2011:   "To the Field of Scotch Broom That Will Be Buried by the New Wing of the Mall" "Half costume jewel, half parasite, you stood..."
June 15, 2010:   "Hokkaido" "War Emblem, the famous stallion..."
January 19, 2009:   "Altered Beast" "You were a man and I used to be a woman..."
May 31, 2005:  "Chum" ""How come we all don't have the luxury of our ghosts..."
July 3, 2003:  "A Simple Campsong" "In the days of yore, three handsome drunks..."

Books by Lucia Perillo:

Other poems on the web by Lucia Perillo:
"My Father Kept the TV On"
"Red Hat"
"To the Field of Scotch Broom That Will Be Buried by the New Wing of the Mall"
"This Red T-Shirt"
Eight poems
"The Oldest Map with the Name America"
Nine poems
"Four Red Zodiacs"
"The Van with the Plane"

Lucia Perillo's Website.

Lucia Perillo According to Wikipedia.

About On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths:

"The grace, clarity, and emotional depth of Wagoner's works have been a constant model, and it is heartening to see that his most recent poems are his best. In them, he has the privilege of looking back with a rare wisdom, of looking down from the heights of his rare gifts."
—J.D. McClatchy

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