Narrative Magazine’s Friday Feature: Lucia Perillo’s ‘Notes from My Apprenticeship’

In her poem series “Notes from my Apprenticeship,” Lucia Perillo catalogs experiences that might have hardened her against the cruelty of disease and death: dissecting lab frogs, mice, turtles; killing sheep to feed coyotes at a Wildlife Res…

In her poem series “Notes from my Apprenticeship,” Lucia Perillo catalogs experiences that might have hardened her against the cruelty of disease and death: dissecting lab frogs, mice, turtles; killing sheep to feed coyotes at a Wildlife Research Center; working in an emergency room at a hospital. Perillo, a MacArthur Foundation Fellow and a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, is at her best when she shows an exuberance for life emerging from her work with condemned animals.

Notes from My Apprenticeship
by Lucia Perillo

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