Leigh Stein is the author of the poetry collection, Dispatch from the Future (Melville House, 2012), which was a Publishers Weekly pick for their Best Summer Books of 2012 list, as well as a Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection. She is also the author of four chapbooks of poetry: The Future Comes to Those who Wait (Grey Book Press, 2011), Summer in Paris (Mondo Bummer, 2010), Least Inhabited Island II (h-ngm-n, 2009), and How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press, 2008). Her first novel, The Fallback Plan (Melville House, 2012), received praise from Elle, O Magazine, and Publishers Weekly, and made the "highbrow brilliant" quadrant in New York magazine's approval matrix. A former editorial staffer at the New Yorker where she contributed to their Book Bench blog, Stein has also worked in children's book publishing, and currently teaches poetry to children in the NYC public schools. In NYC, she also co-hosts The Book Report reading series.