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Leah Umansky

An interview with “speaking of marvels” for STRAIGHT AWAY THE EMPTIED WORLD

Speaking of Marvels

“The speaker is so dissatisfied with life that she looks outside of her own society, even outside of her own planet.”

Umansky

Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016)

What are some of your favorite chapbooks?

Some of my favorite chapbooks are Susan Bruce’s Body of Water, Sarah Gerard’s BFF, any of Julie Brooks Barbour’s chapbooks, and Anne Carson’s  The Albertine Workout.

What’s your chapbook about?  

My chapbook is about the near-future. It’s steeped in feminism and sci-fi/ fantasy, but also is very much about hope. It’s a collection of poems that are about a female speaker fighting the good fight in a world long lost.

If you have written more than one chapbook, could you describe each of them in chronological order?

This is my third book of poems, and my second chapbook.  My first chapbook is the Mad Men inspiredDon Dreams and I Dreams

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I created a “Book Notes” for Largehearted Boy for my new dystopian poetry chapbook, STRAIGHT AWAY THE EMPTIED WORLD.  Read it and listen to the playlist !

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Posit 9

Excited to have two new poems over at POSIT:A journal of literature and art

Source: Posit 9

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Honored to be a part of the beautiful new MARCH issue of Poetry Magazine. This is a new dystopian poem of mine.

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Excited for this and wondering if ill have the new book in hand by then!

Mercer Street Books

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Please join recent Brooklyn Rail contributors Amanda K Davidson, Rob Stephenson, John Reed and Leah Umansky on February 25 for the first in a series of readings at Mercer Street Books & Records.

AMANDA K. DAVIDSON is a writer who creates fiction, performances and essays. Her published work includes Arcanagrams: A Reckoning, Chapbook, Little Red Leaves (2014); The Space: Fragments for a Family, A Belladonna* chaplet (2014); and Apprenticeship, Prose chapbook, New Herring Press (2013).

ROB STEPHENSON lives in Queens, NY. He has been creating texts, drawings, paintings, music, performance, video, films, and installations for over thirty-five years. He is the author of the novel Passes Through (FC2/University of Alabama Press).

JOHN REED is the author of the novels A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press / Delta), The Whole (Simon & Schuster / Pocket / MTV Books), the SPD bestseller, Snowball’s Chance (Roof Books / Melville House), All The…

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I love Poetry Crush
And am glad to be featured in vol 3 with these great poets.

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Here is the 3rd of 3 Valentine Issues. Thanks to contributing intra&inter-special lovers:  Todd Colby, Joanna Penn Cooper, Bianca Stone, Christine Hamm, Christine Kanownik,  Kyle Erickson, Jackie Clark, Sara Lefsyk, Leah Umansky &  Joe Hall.

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♥♥♥ Todd Colby

I love the river  ♥♥♥ Christine Kanownik

I love the river
I love standing by the river
I love a night, afraid, by the river
I love the sunset over the river
I love a man, truly dead, over the river
I love it when there are so many pretty girls by the river
I love a starry night with a cup of coffee by river
I love being a traitor to my own kind by the river
I love being a disgrace to my family by the river
I love being a blight on my gender by the river
I love being considered an enemy of the state by the…

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