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Oh Don...

Thanks to AMC for this fun app. I cannot wait for Mad Men.

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DON DREAMS AND I DREAM HAS A HOME AT POWELLS!!!

Go get him!

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Check it out, here. 

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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!)

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Here's the cover of DON DREAMS AND I DREAM

Here’s the cover of DON DREAMS AND I DREAM

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Who Was Your First Hero?

I wrote about my first heroes for Project Room Seattle, in anticipation of #AWP2014

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Grateful for this!

The As It Ought to Be Archive

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KHALEESI SAYS
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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I am clearly #teamstark.
Read two more of my Game of Thrones poems in this month’s POETRY MAGAZINE.

(c) Poetry Magazine 2014

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My interview with poet, and friend, Nin Andrews. Read it, here.


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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. 

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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?

Was…

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