Poetry Sunday: Leslie Paolucci

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Leslie Paolucci lives with her husband and daughter in Falmouth, MA.  Her poems have appeared most recently in Kindred, Brain,Child Magazine, and Lumina.  She has an MFA from Goddard College and has enjoyed many summer workshops at the Green Mountain Writer's conference in Vermont.

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