Leah Umansky's first book, 'Domestic Uncertainties,'out now from Blazevox Books.
Her Mad Men-inspired chapbook,'Don Dreams and I Dream'is forthcoming in 2014 from Kattywompus Press.
She is currently working on her second collection of poems focusing on being a woman in the 21st century, social media, nostalgia and Don Draper.
She is a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine's BOMBLOG and Tin House; a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus, and a Live Twit for the Best American Poetry Blog.
[Read more at: http://iammyownheroine.com]
She received her BA in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton and her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.
She is also the host/curator of COUPLET: a poetry and music series on the Lower East Side.
Flavorwire called her #7 of "23 People Who Make You Care About Poetry" in 2013.
Publications and Prizes
Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX [books], 2013)
The American Voice in Poetry (Poetry Center Passaic County Community College, 2010)
Barrow Street, Cream City Review, Harpur Palate, Lips, Magma Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, Ping Pong, Poetry Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Women's Studies Quarterly
Honorable Mention for the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.
daylight gate by jeanette winterson, snowballs chance by john reed, the interestings by meg wolitzer, bluets by maggie nelson, life cycle by dena rash guzman
Wuthering Heights;The Passion;Mysteries of Pittsburgh; History of Love; Ethan Frome; Jane Eyre;Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Jude the Obscure; Tess of the d'urbervilles; Lolita; The Chocolate War; The American Woman in the Chinese Hat; Aurole; Wonder Boys; The Hours; Mrs. Dalloway; Animal Farm; My Antonia; The English Patient;Love, Death & The Changing of Seasons, Tiny Beautiful Things.
Emily Bronte; Jeanette Winterson; Carole Maso; Michael Chabon; Anne Carson; Nicole Krauss; Marie Howe; Frank O'Hara; Mark Doty; Sharon Olds; Adrienne Rich; T.S Eliot; Maria Mazziotti Gillan; Michael Ondaatje; Sylvia Plath; Cheryl Strayed
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Listing last updated: November 20, 2013