Annal: 1997 Kate Tufts Discovery Award

Results of the Tufts Poetry Awards in the year 1997.

Book:The Body Mutinies

The Body Mutinies: Poems

Lucia Perillo

In poems that are at once colloquial and elegant, Perillo strives to bridge the gap between the exuberant voice of the streets and the rarefied voice of literary tradition. Using the long lines and narrative style that have been identified with some of the finest male poets of our times, Perillo tells the stories of female experience with a grim eye for the comic and an ear turned to language’s highest pitch.

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