+ / This is a poured-truth dressed in memory / and cut down; this is a matter ruff; a gray middle

Source: The Ambassadors — Part 5 by Leah Umansky : Poetry Magazine

It’s the last day of March. Check out the Reading List of POETRY MAGAZINE’S March contributors. I mentioned a few books I’m reading and looking forward to read.  This is a good way to lead into April  – National Poetry Month!

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the March 2016 issue share some books that held their interest. Francisco Aragón Christopher Sindt’s The Bodies is the work of a poet from Northern California, which is my way of saying: it feeds from the multiple aesthetics that have flourished there.  It […]

Source: Reading List: March 2016

Posit 9

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

Source: Posit 9

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

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

Mercer Street Books



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.


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.


♥♥♥ 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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