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For the off-site Kattywompus Press Reading on April 9. [RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/422126877943464/]

For the off-site Kattywompus Press Reading on April 9.
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Leah Umansky:

a “mad men sculpture” oooh.

Originally posted on Fortune:

AMC’s hit show about advertising execs is about to be set in stone before it’s even over.

‘Mad Men’ will be immortalized—just for the summer—with a sculpture outside of the Time-Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.

The building is home to the offices of Time Inc magazines such as Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and Essence. In the show, it’s home to the fictional Sterling, Cooper & Partners, which early on in the series relocates its offices there from Madison Avenue.

It’s under wraps as to what the sculpture is made of, and what it depicts, but the show’s creator Matthew Weiner — along with cast members Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Elisabeth Moss and John Slattery — will all be on hand to unveil the work of art on Monday, March 23. In a press release, AMC said the sculpture is “designed by…

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Leah Umansky:

Cant wait to read here, next week!

Originally posted on The Saint Rose English Blog:

Poet and teacher Leah Umansky and author Sean H. Doyle will be kicking off the Frequency North Reading Series for Spring 2015. Their readings will take place on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm in Standish Rooms, located on the second floor of the College of Saint Rose’s Events and Athletics Center.

Copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.  The program is free and open to the public.


Leah Umansky is the author of the Mad Men–inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014) and a full-length collection, Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox 2013). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry,The Brooklyn Rail, and Coconut Poetry. She is presently at work on her second full-length collection. She also hosts and curates the COUPLET Reading Series in NYC. She was named #7 in Flavorwire’s list of 23 Poets Who Will Make You Pay Attention to Poetry…

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New March readings have been posted, as well as April AWP15 events at


Time out NY 12.12.14

Time out NY 12.12.14

Honored to be featured with these other great writers!  Thanks Tiffany Gibert, Books Editor,  Time Out New York

Read more, http://www.timeout.com/newyork/books/10-chapbooks-to-read-now

In the way-worth and the side-spent,

in the way,  I break,                in the way, I  lend,

in the way-sought and the way I went,

                                                              move aside.


In the way of horns and motors,         in the way of musings over.

In the nights and the songs,       in the weekends and groans,

I remain low on guesses and turns.


I have fingers lost in search and cold-fishings.


In the back way,          in the water way,

in the way of more, I have crept too long in the striving.


What more has been decided?


In the before-ways,                 in the after-ways,

in the breakaways,

I will only say, soon. I said, soon.      



© Umansky 2014


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