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Leah Umansky:

Two poems of mime were featured today on “And Other Poems.” Thank you to Josephine Corcoran

Originally posted on And Other Poems:

I Heard the Sparrows Aging

I heard the sparrows aging
a devouring call
a broken spring, there, turning.

a sputtering of what sounds like keys
the lost just within a-reach
Tenants of the past nearly a-hold

Oh, the horse and the rapture;
The horsefly and the rupture.

to a sleepy pungent
a beautied terror
a backward giving
and the rain coughing…

Let the gutter turn operatic.
I will sing of the heart

(previously published in Forklift, Ohio, Spring 2015)

It’s Nice To Be Understood, Right?

we would sing,
in moments odd and

I discouraged the fear
I faced the thrilled heartless

that hop
that rise
that stranger faring fine

I gloss for you; I do,
and I, too, please the remnants.

Remnant A
Remnant B
See, all my remnant loves.

I want to kiss this freely.
Scent it into shape.

What faint?
What clap?
What tangle of…

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The Love Crusade

The Love Crusade

There is always a path strewn with side-posts.
I am collecting the road markers and the highway attractions.

I hurdle over the death troughs and the broken bones,
but I am tired of clearing the path.

I will not conquer.
I will not slay.
I will not lie.

I am largehearted,
but not large.

(c) Umansky 2015

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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


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