The Pulitzer Prize winning Author Lucia Perillo has died in Olympia. He was 58. Perillo authored several collections of poetry including “Inseminating the Elephant” in 2009, which won the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.The MacArthur Genius Fellow was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 and his firstbook was “Dangerous Life.”
iv. He has been working as a professor at Syracuse University, Southern Illinois University, Saint Martin’s University, and in the Warren Wilson College master of fine arts program.