You’re a terrific writer - Matthew Weiner, creator, executive producer, writer, and director of AMC’s MAD MEN, on reading DON DREAMS AND I DREAM
— -- after the LIVE FROM THE NYPL event with MATTHEW WEINER AND A.M HOLMES on May 20 2015.

Buy Don Dreams And I Dream,here.

Thanks to Joanna C. Valente and Luna Luna Magazine for this mention in top indie books you should read in 2015!

In anticipation of  this month's final season of Mad Men, Don Dreams and I Dream reviewed on Jendi Reiter's site

Don Dreams and I Dream was featured in Time Out New York's "10 Chapbooks To Read Now" (Dec 11, 2014)

Don Dreams and I Dream was featured as the headliner for "Chapbookapalooza" over at New Books in Poetry. Listen to the podcast, here. (Sept 2014)

My "Book Notes" for Don Dreams and I Dream is live now at Largehearted Boy.

Sarah Marcus reviews Don Dreams and I  Dream  at As It Ought To Be.

See three watercolor illustrations made by Kevin Thomas (of HORN! Reviews) specifically for poems from Don Dreams and I Dream. 

My poem "The Times," from Don Dreams and I Dream, was featured in an interview I did for USA TODAY's Pop Candy. Read it, here. 

I did a self-interview for The Nervous Breakdown, which focused on Don Dreams and I Dream

I was interviewed about Don Dreams and I Dream and my Poetry Magazine, "Game of Thrones" inspired poems over at Coldfront Mag. 

"Don Discovered America," a poem from Don Dreams and I Dream, was featured on Nancy Rommelann's blog

Don Dreams and I Dream was reviewed by Tobias Carroll over at Vol 1 Brooklyn.  Check it out. 

The poem, "Draper and the Jewess," from Don Dreams and I Dream was featured on the Jewish Book Council Site.  Did you like Rachel Menkin? I did. Read it, (April 2014)


quotes about the book

Don Dreams and I Dream is compulsively readable, but it is far from a light collection of poems. Most hold the weight of women’s struggles for recognition as human beings over much of the past century. The poems are at once political and confessional, feisty and giddy, aggressive and playfully submissive. The poems are nothing if not sexy, and sensuality is key to their power—just as it is, in large part, the key to Don’s.
— (Amy Silbergeld, HTML GIANT)

Read the full review, here. 

Don Dreams and I Dream, attacks this pressure-point relentlessly, it is an uncomfortable and impressive read. I laughed and felt guilty for laughing, I was sad without being entirely sure who for, and, above all else, I felt horribly implicated in its central conflicts. Umansky [has] the artistic bravery to shoot for big game and the artistic skill to hit the target.
— (Keiran Goddard, Sabotage Reviews)

Read the full review, here. 

...Umansky breaks down words and names familiar to the show. “In My Next Life, I Want to Be an Ad Man” utilizes don and drape as verbs. ”The Times” blends moments from the show into Umansky’s memories, evoking the ways that we can disappear into works of art, the lines between our own recollections and the plots we’ve watched play out slowly blurring...”
— (Tobias Carroll, Vol 1 Brooklyn)
at Mcnally Jacksons

on display at McNally Jackson's Chapbook Section in NYC

On display at POWELL'S Books in Portland, OR in the Small Press Section.

Don Dreams at ARGO Bookshop in Montreal

on display at Argo Bookshop in Montreal, Quebec