Lynn Melnick is the author of "Landscape with Sex and Violence" and "If I Should Say I Have Hope" (both by YesYes Books), and the co-editor of "Please Excuse This Poem: 100 Poets for the Next Generation" (by Viking, 2015). She teaches poetry at the 92Y and has mentored at Girls Write Now. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in Brooklyn. On "The Spine," she talks about her reading story. Her conversation with Gail Marie was recorded the day after election day, 2016.