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Leah Umansky

Author's Bio

Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and a full-length collection, Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX 2013). She is the curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC, and writes for Tin House and Luna Luna Magazine. Her poems can be seen in such places as Poetry Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. Flavorwire named her #7 of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013. She is a die hard Mad Men & Game of Thrones fan, and her #GoT poems have recently been translated into Norwegian.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics: (Locked Horn Press, 2014), Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX [books], 2013)
Chapbooks:
Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014)
Anthologies:
Read Woman: An Anthology (Locked Horn Press, 2014), The American Voice in Poetry (Poetry Center Passaic County Community College, 2010)
Journals:
Barrow Street, Coconut Magazine, Cream City Review, Forklift, Ohio, Harpur Palate, Lips, Magma Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, Ping Pong, Poetry Magazine, PSA Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Women's Studies Quarterly
Prizes:
Honorable Mention for the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

Leah Umansky Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
daylight gate by jeanette winterson, life cycle by dena rash guzman, luxe by amy key, hemming the water by yona harvey, mothers by rachel zucker
Favorite Books:
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.
Favorite Authors:
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: December 16, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Feminist, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Manhattan, NY
Raised in:
Syosset , NY

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