Leah Umansky

Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century, among others. She is also the author of the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), the Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream  voted one of The Top 10 Chapbooks To Read Now in 2014 by Time Out New York. (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and the full length collection, Domestic Uncertainties, (BlazeVOX, 2013). All books can be found, here.

She has been the host and curator of the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC, since 2011, and often live tweets special events for the Best American Poetry Blog

She is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, and a graduate of the MA in English Education - Secondary Education from CUNY- Hunter College. Leah earned her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton in English/Creative Writing, where she graduated with honors.

Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The New York Times The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A Day, USA Today's Pop Candy, POETRY, Guernica, Poetry International, The NYTimes, The White Review, The Bennington Review, American Poetry Review, Pleiades, Thrush Literary Review, MAGMA, Plume,  and The Brooklyn Rail, among others.  See poems online, here.

She is a superfan of Game of Thrones and Mad Men, and some of her #GoT poems have been translated into Norwegian and Bengali.

She is also a collage-artist who has designed her book covers. 

Here, is her Poets and Writers Magazine Directory Listing.

**Flavorwire named her #7 of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013.**




Leah is available for talks, lectures, readings, manuscript consultations and workshops.

Contact her at: Leahumansky@gmail.com

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