Ms. leah umansky

New York, United States

Member Since: 11/06/2016

Leah Umansky is a teacher and poet living in Manhattan. Her fourth book of poems, The Barbarous Century, will be published in 2018 by Eyewear Publishing, UK.  She is also the author of the  dystopian-themed, Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus press 2016), the Mad-Men inspired poetry chapbook, Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014) and a full-length collection, Domestic Uncertainties (BlazeVOX 2013).  She is the Host and Curator of the COUPLET  Poetry  Series in NYC and some of her #GoT inspired poems have recently been translated into Norwegian and Bengali. 

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Twitter Username: @lady_bronte


  • The Barbarous Century - forthcoming 2018 , Eyewear Publishers
  • 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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