Here are some copies of the second printing of my #MadMen inspired “Don Dreams And I Dream”.  Get yours, here

Jon Snow Is Mine

and this is not about the line of duty,
but the bloodline within the heart.
In love, there is a bleeding over,
a letting out, or letting in.

Let me in on this, Snow, for six feet from the heart
is better than six feet below.

Below this un-handed world,
life is a myth: words are re-imagined
into a rigorous tease and a learned dark.

You know, there is more blast, here, in the heart.
My world is strange enough with its ifs and its elses

The eager Wild is what awards us.
The musted love that anews.

Don’t let the tender, doom.

(c)Umansky 2014


After a fabulous, LIVE FROM NYPL I  got to meet Matthew Weiner, and I kid you not, a dream came true. #bestcomplimentever #madmen #dondreamsandidream



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

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.
[RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/422126877943464/%5D

a “mad men sculpture” oooh.

Cant wait to read here, next week!


New March readings have been posted, as well as April AWP15 events at