Ms. leah umansky

New York, United States

Member Since: 11/06/2016

Leah Umansky is a teacher and poet living in Manhattan. She is the author of four books: The Barbarous Century, Straight Away the Emptied World, Don Dreams and I Dream, and Domestic Uncertainties. She is the Host and Curator of the COUPLET Poetry Series in New York City.  She has been published  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as POETRY, Guernica, The New York Times, Pleiades, Salamander, and the anthologies, The Eloquent Poem (Persea Books ) and Misrepresented Peoples (NYQ Books). She is #teamkhaleesi & #teambernard. Her Game of Thrones inspired poems have recently been translated into Norwegian and Bengali. 

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Twitter Username: @lady_bronte


  • The Barbarous Century , Eyewear Publishing (April 1, 2018)
  • Don Dreams and I Dream (a Mad Men Inspired Poetry Chapbook) , Kattywompus Press (February 18, 2014)
  • Domestic Uncertainties ( A full-length poetry collection) , Blazevox (January 1, 2013)
  • Straight Away the Emptied World , Kattywompus Press (March 17, 2016)


  • English Teacher - Middle and High School (2006 - 2017)
  • Visible Ink - Writing Mentor- (Volunteer) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center (Visible Ink) (2012 - 2017)


  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing- Poetry from SUNY Binghamton (May 2002)
  • Master of Arts in poetry from sarah lawrence college (May 2004)
  • Master of Arts in Secondary Education -English from Hunter College (May 2006)

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