Go get him!
Go get him!
Check out my “Love Song of Fiona and the Axeman” based on American Horror Story in vol 2 of the Valentines Edition of POETRYCRUSH !! (one of my favorite sites!)
Originally posted on poetrycrush:
Moving ever slower
just as square brackets
hug a sentence my
unfortunate nature is
to buckle as you bend.
Hailstorm our guardian so
expansive. Where to spend
all the soft paper. Just as
the only road leads
away from here, we
will not ever recover.
Don’t hesitate to serve your boss.
sit quietly and he will come to you.
The blessing of an employee
is in the corners of her mouth.
The blessing of a plot
is in its time of being worked.
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Here’s the cover of DON DREAMS AND I DREAM
Grateful for this!
Originally posted on As It Ought to Be:
By Leah Umansky
Game of Thrones
In this story, she is fire-born:
knee-deep in the shuddering world.
In this story, she knows no fear,
for what is fractured is a near-bitten star,
a false-bearing tree,
or a dishonest wind.
In this story, fear is a house gone dry.
Fear is not being a woman.
I’m no ordinary woman, she says.
My dreams come true.
And she says and she is
and I say, yes, give me that.
(Today’s poem originally appeared via The Poetry Foundation/POETRY Magazine and appears here today with permission from the poet.)
Leah Umansky’s first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is out now by BlazeVOX [Books.] Her Mad-Men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream is forthcoming from Kattywompus Press in early 2014. She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG and Tin House, a…
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My interview with poet, and friend, Nin Andrews. Read it, here.
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. With her every book, and her every project, I am always eager to see what she’ll do next.
Leah Umansky: As a woman and a poet, would you consider yourself a feminist? If so, when do you think you first started thinking of yourself that way?
Nin Andrews: It’s hard to know when something starts. You know? But I think I have been a feminist for most of my life.
But when did it begin?
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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.
Some women consider my “submisson” choices brave. Why? Read this:
I recently had some poems accepted into a major literary publication. This journal is one I’ve wanted to be published in ever since I was a college student. Ever since I discovered the journal, really. And yes, I scoffed at it. It seemed very high brow and a bit stuffy, but every so often I’d see a poem I really admired and think to myself, why not?
Why not? It’s a natural enough question. People ask it all the time. What I want to know is why do I ask it, and others don’t? What makes me different? Is that I’m used to the rejection? Is that I really have that much self-confidence? I don’t think so. I think I just feel that if I’ll never know unless I try.
What has surprised me, is not the fact that my friends are happy for me, and know how hard I…
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