- Check out my poem “Made Things,” featured on Joe & Gigs along with the artwork that inspired it.
- My next reading is Dec 22nd at 4pm for Great Weather For Media at Parkside Lounge in Manhttan.
- Read my Interview with the poet, Rachel McKibbens at Tin House.
- I annotated my poem, “Story,” from Domestic Uncertainties on Poetry Genius.
- I was interviewed by the Writing Blog of The New School. Read it, here.
- I wrote an article for Luna Luna on why more women need to be so-called, “brave” and submit to big literary journals. Read it, here.
- Happy to announce that three of my poems have been accepted for publication by POETRY Magazine for January 2014
- I’m # 7 on Flavorwire’s “Poets Who Will Make You Care About Poetry.” They called me one of the “hardest working poets in NYC!”
- My first book of poems Domestic Uncertainties is now available for order from BlazeVOX Books. For sale at St Marks Bookstore, BookCourt, City Lights and Powells.
- HORN! Reviews DOMESTIC UNCERTAINTIES over at The Rumpus:
Nin Andrews is a great poet and person. She’s kind, creative, funny and genuine. She’s been a friend of mine for some time now, and she’s someone I really admire because of her boldness as a poet. She was one of the first prose poets I was introduced, the first poet I ever read who wrote poems about orgasms, and a poet who is always publishing and always writing new and interesting poems.
I will herald my ghosts
I will braid our pasts
I will unlid secrets
I will forest bruises
I will strange love
I will cabinet the lies
I will haunch the hurt
I will expunge order
I will temper the liked
I will pale the bad
I will away the soiled
I will hush the undone
I will stab the fault
I will dream the lie
I will sweet the love
I will still the brood
I will play the stars
I will pronounce the naked
I will index chance
I will darling the crookt
I will soldier the dreams
I will pageant the breaks
I will cycle the jitters
I will sing the caring
I will belly the upset
I will feast comfort
I will turn the certain
I will empty the dark
I will flame the barbarous
I will shun the ills
I will repine the not
I will listen.
Sound is at the bottom of everything.
I will draw out the word from our throats
© Umansky 2013
Before this, was that, and before that, there was a wish. I wished so hard and good that the wish befored and aftered
right before my eyes. A gong was heard, and in the aftered
was a tinkering. It was an afterwish, and it glazed the bullied.
But it was out of kilter, and soon the wish pickled, and the pickling grew moist and then blue.
The adventure is inside us.
Let’s agree on a plan and let’s let tonight start all future activities. Tonight will mean more than any night has ever meant; more than any meant-meaning; more than most;
and more than any offering.
There are 1,462 possible plots in Literature.
Where is mine plotted
Am I tending
Am I tendering
Am I just impossibly pruning
I am dumb-thumbed and dumbfounded.
(Am I in the mulch?)
Show me possible, and I’ll show you…
© Umansky 2013
A friend bought me this today at the UWS Flea Market. She said it is GOOD LUCK for my upcoming chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream. I will surely bring it to AWP2014 in Seattle.
I’m resisting the trained crows. I know the routine.
I know the cue and the call and the old shuffle-ball-chain.
I want you to say, stop, let me take this one on
© Umansky 2013Follow @lady_bronte