Leah Umansky


New York, NY
New York US

Author's Bio

Leah Umansky is the author of three books of poems, most recently OF TYRANT, forthcoming with The Word Works in 2024. She is currently working on a memoir, DELICATE MACHINE, an exploration of womanhood, hope, and heart in the face of grief and a global pandemic. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and has curated and hosted The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC since 2011.  Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The New York Times,  POETRY, The Bennington Review, The Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day,  Guesthouse, and Pleiades. She can be found at www.leahumansky.com or @leah.umansky on IG.  

Literary agent: 
Annie DeWitt of The Shipman Agency

Publications & Prizes

Eloquent Poem (Persea Books, 2019)
Misrepresented Peoples (NYQ Books, 2018)
Read Woman: An Anthology (Locked Horn Press, 2014)
The American Voice in Poetry (Poetry Center Passaic County Community College, 2010)
Of Tyrant (Word Works, 2024)
OF TYRANT (Word Works, 2024)
The Barbarous Century (Eyewear Publishing, 2018)
Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016)
Gendered & Written: Forums on Poetics: (Locked Horn Press, 2014)
Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX books, 2013)
Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014)
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Barrow Street
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Forklift, Ohio
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Magma Poetry
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Ping Pong
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Poetry Magazine
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PSA Poetry Review
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Slice Magazine
The White Review
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Women's Studies Quarterly
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Honorable Mention for the 2012 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

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American, Feminist, Jewish
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Born in: 
New York, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Syosset , NY
New York
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024