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Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. A high school dropout, she went on to earn an MFA in poetry from Mills College and an MLIS from San Jose State University. She is the author of huminsect, prism maps, Pigtail Duty, the leaves, the leaves, green glass asterisms, and several other chapbooks. Founder of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange, Melissa lives in Northern California where she works as Reference and Teen Services Librarian, teaches creative writing & curates the LOBA Reading Series at the Ukiah Library.
This poem is from field guide to autobiography which is her first full-length collection.
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