Leah Umansky's 'The Barbarous Century'

04/17/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Come to Book Culture on 112th as Leah Umansky reads from her new poetry collection The Barbarous Century on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm! Leah will be joined in conversation by David Gutowski.

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The Barbarous Century is a journey through the stories that inform us and the stories we tell ourselves. Confessional, without being confessional, and with compelling wordplay and lyricism, Umansky illustrates the many challenges we all face in being human: how to be good in a world gone wrong. It uses varied dystopias embedded in myth, story, technology and popular culture to highlight the struggle of being a woman in the 21st century. With longing, resentment, humor and desire, these intriguing poems highlight the want for an easier and gentler way to navigate this world we call ours.

 

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