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Leigh Stein

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Leigh Stein is the author of Dispatch from the Future (Melville House, 2012). She teaches poetry in the New York City public schools, and lives in Brooklyn.

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after Adrienne Rich

On Wednesdays I take the train past Yankee Stadium,
to a place where it is never a given that I speak the language,
to a place where graffiti covers the mural they painted to hide
the graffiti, to a place where the children call me Miss Miss
Miss Miss