Leah Umansky’s first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is out now by BlazeVOX [Books.] She is contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG and Tin House, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus and a live twit for the Best American Poetry Blog. She also hosts and curates the COUPLET Reading Series. in NYC. She received her BA in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton, her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Barrow Street and The Paterson Literary Review. Read more at: http://iammyownheroine.com
Her Mad Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream, is forthcoming in 2014 by Kattywompus Press
She is presently at work on her second full-length collection of poems focusing on our technological world, social media, life in the 21st century and, Don Draper.
Poets and Writers Magazine – Directory of Writers Listing: http://www.pw.org/content/leah_umansky
**Flavorwire named her #7 of 23 People Who Will Make You Care About Poetry in 2013.**
2006 – MA – Adolescent Education – English – Hunter College – CUNY
2004 – MFA – Poetry – Sarah Lawrence College
MFA Thesis Directors: Kate Knapp Johnson & Marie Howe
2002 – BA – English/Creative Writing – Binghamton University
BA Creative Writing Thesis Director: Maria Mazziotti Gillan
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