ON SALE ONE DAY ONLY
11:00 a.m. EST -- Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Lucia Perillo graduated from McGill University in Montreal in 1979 with a major in wildlife management, and subsequently worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She completed her M.A. in English at Syracuse University, while working seasonally at Mount Rainier National Park, and moved to Olympia, Washington in 1987, where she taught at Saint Martin's College. For most of the 1990s, Perillo taught in the creative writing program at Southern Illinois University. Her work has appeared in many magazines such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Kenyon Review, among others. A traditional poet of (mostly, but not exclusively) free-verse personal reflection, she has written extensively about living with multiple sclerosis in her poems and essays. On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths is her most recent book of poetry (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). In 2012 she also published a collection of short fiction, Happiness is a Chemical in the Brain, which was shortlisted for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
Timing: January-March 2014 NOTE: 8 week turnaround so response completed by June 2015
Length/Type of Manuscript: Poetry 40 pp max
Form of Response: Comments on hard copy, plus cover letter