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Signe Shackelford

Signe Shackelford is a writer based in Brooklyn.

Letitia James Takes Office

By the time Letitia James arrives at Mike’s Restaurant in Fort Greene, she is running an hour behind. But she doesn’t settle at her table until she’s greeted several patrons, all of whom treat her with near reverential respect. She is coming from a senior center, where “one poem became two poems became ten, and I couldn’t leave.”


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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