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A. B. Spellman

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A. B. Spellman is the author of From Things I Must Have Known (Coffee House Press, 2008). 

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3. Not Knowing Better

florene barco moved
to philadelphia &
on a visit home told
us she went
to school with
white kids

it was a lunar image

everything shouted
inferior
to us
the patterns
we walked. the ease
with which they