Meet The Writers - Leah Umansky

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Leah Umansky lives in New York City and is a poet and teacher. Her poems have been widely published and have appeared or are forthcoming in magazines such as, POETRY, American Poetry Review, Magma Poetry, Salamander, Guernica, The White Review, Poetry Review, Pleiades, and Plume. She is the author of four books, including, The Barbarous Century, (published by Eyewear in March 2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox, 2012) and two chapbooks, the dystopian-themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and the Mad Men inspired, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014). Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times Poetry Pairing (online), USA Today's Pop Candy, Coldfront Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Her poems are forthcoming in the anthologies, Plume 6, Misrespresented Peoples (NYQ Books, 2018) and The Eloquent Poem (Persea Books, 2019). Some of her Game of Thrones inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian and Bengali. More at:

Leah’s photo is by Jen Fitzgerald