Leah Umansky

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century, forthcoming from Eyewear Publishing in 2018. She is also the author of two chapbooks, the dystopian-themed, Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press 2016), the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014), and Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX 2012). Some of her Game of Thrones related poetry has been translated into both Norwegian and Bengali. She is also the curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. Her poems can be seen in such places as Poetry, Pleiades, Plume, Magma, Thrush Poetry Journal, and The Brooklyn Rail, among others. Flavorwire named her #7 of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013.

Publications and Prizes

Books: 
Domestic Uncertainties
(BlazeVOX [books], 2013)
, Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics:
(Locked Horn Press, 2014)
, Straight Away the Emptied World
(Kattywompus Press, 2016)
Anthologies: 
Read Woman: An Anthology
(Locked Horn Press, 2014)
, The American Voice in Poetry
(Poetry Center Passaic County Community College, 2010)
Journals: 
Barrow Street, Boston Review, Coconut Magazine, Cream City Review, Forklift, Ohio, Harpur Palate, Lips, Magma Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, Ping Pong, Poetry Magazine, Posit, PSA Poetry Review, Slice Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Women's Studies Quarterly
Chapbook: 
Don Dreams and I Dream
(Kattywompus Press, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
Honorable Mention for the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

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
Raised in: 
Syosset , NY
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Last updated: Jul 10, 2017