Leah Umansky

New York, NY

Author's Bio

Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century, forthcoming from Eyewear Publishers 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). She is also the curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. Her poems can be seen in such places as Poetry, Barrow Street, 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 Mad Men & Game of Thrones superfan, and three of her #GoT poems have recently been translated into Norwegian by Beijing Trondheim.

Publications and Prizes

Domestic Uncertainties
(BlazeVOX [books], 2013)
, Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics:
(Locked Horn Press, 2014)
, Straight Away the Emptied World
(Kattywompus Press, 2016)
Read Woman: An Anthology
(Locked Horn Press, 2014)
, The American Voice in Poetry
(Poetry Center Passaic County Community College, 2010)
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
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.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald

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Feminist, Jewish
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Syosset , NY
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Last updated: Dec 16, 2016