Written by Phaedra Pinkston
Arising NYC poet Puma Perl newly released poetry book, "Knuckle Tatoos" accounts the artist's exploration from the hard knocks of self liquidation to personal fulfillment. 
The Brooklyn native grew up being  inspired by the beatnicks of the 1950s and keeps busy performing open at open mic nights in lower Manhattan and postings on her inventive online blog 
Perl chose the title because much like tatoos, she feels the past is something one can never hide or erase.  This is not the poet's first published works, "Belinda and Her Friends" was Perl's first collection of poetry published in 2004.  The author describes the book as more character driven poems. 
Knuckle Tatoos can be found at St. Marks Bookstore in Manhattan and