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I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature txt I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature, text ebook I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature, adobe reader I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature, chapter 2 I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature, I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature 785f74 During Her Days As A Park Ranger, Lucia Perillo Loved Nothing Than To Brave The Cascade Mountains Alone, Taking Special Pride In Her Daring Solo Skis Down The Raw, Unpatrolled Slopes Of Mount Rainier Then, In Her Thirties, She Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis In I Ve Heard The Vultures Singing, Perillo Confronts, In Stark But Funny Terms, The Ironies Of Being Someone With Her History And Gusto For Life Being Suddenly Unable To Walk Ground Truthing Is What Biologists Call Entering An Environment And Surveying What Is There Via The Senses Of Sight And Sound These Essays Explore What It S Like To Experience Desire As A Sick Person, How To Lower One S Expectations Just Enough For A Wilderness Experience, And How To Navigate The Vagaries Of A Disease That Has No Predictable Trajectory I Ve Heard The Vultures Singing Records In Unflinching, Honest Prose One Woman S Struggle To Find Her Place In A Difficult New World.


About the Author: Lucia Perillo

Lucia Perillo published five books of poetry 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, and taught at Saint Martin s College, and in the creative writing program at Southern Illinois University Her work appeared in The New



10 thoughts on “I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature

  1. says:

    As someone who is also dealing with a disease with no predictable trajectory, I was amazed and enthralled by I ve Heard the Vultures Singing Lucia Perillo s story is a sad yet inspiring confession of someone now trapped in a wheelchair and struggling to life of exploration despite her limitations I found her own experiences and reminiscences, and references to other scholars, were both recognizable and comforting How we cope with being less than we were yet...


  2. says:

    Lucia Perillo worked as a park ranger before she discovered she had multiple sclerosis Though no longer able to walk, she wanted to remain in touch with nature, however difficult that might be This collection of essays chronicles her frustration with her disability, as well as her affection for nature She also writes about the experience of being a working poet, and how her identity as a poet is shaped by becoming disabled These essays are full Perillo s anger at the difficulties of her life and her struggle to claim an identity that she feels comfortable with They also demonstrate her connection with the natural world, an...


  3. says:

    I ve been a fan of this poet for some time, so it s with some sadness learning of her struggle here with multiple sclerosis , but mostly great delight in her humor, her eye for natural detail that I look over her shoulder in this fine book of personal es...


  4. says:

    I came across this essay collection by an accomplished poet at a book fair I knew nothing about the author The title and design and muted tones of the cover induced me to pick it up What I found was honest reflections by someone whose life had become circumscribed by multiple sclerosis but continued to p...


  5. says:

    A profound and moving series of essays.


  6. says:

    Damn I picked this book up because I was so taken with Inseminating the Elephant her last book of poetry and I had to read about Perillo I m so glad I did.The only trouble is that I got it from the library, and I want to keep it.Perillo is honest, funny, inv...


  7. says:

    Things I loved about this book Lucia Perillo s sense of humor smart, dry, edgy her ability to be funny about generally serious, unfunny subjects disability, poetry her ability to move so effortlessly between those subjects, and to tie them together so thoughtfully and seamlessly...


  8. says:

    Beautiful Sad, profound, exceptionally well written I like it when poets write prose Lots of post it notes in this one by the time I was done with it, for beautiful language But, I should warn you, feeling pretty vulnerable afterward, too


  9. says:

    The author and poet, Lucia Perillo, writes her mediation on what it is like to have advanced multiple schlerosis She is cranky, odd, and thoroughly real She lives near Olympia, Washington I believe and she made me want to visit all the places she mentions in the book Very well written.


  10. says:

    Love Her.


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