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Body Mutinies - Perillo, Lucia
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The poems in The Body Mutinies bring speech to those accomplishments of the body that are most often relegated to silence, though in Perillo's usage "accomplishments" may include illness, death, and certainly sex. Her textual landscape includes rock climbers and the ill, female killers who take to the road and women who survive by climbing out of burning buildings, even though in the process they're forced to let modesty fly to the wind. In poems that are at once colloquial and elegant, Perillo strives to bridge the gap ...

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Body Mutinies 1996, Purdue University Press, West Lafayette, IN

ISBN-13: 9781557530837

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