Leah Umansky is the author of three collections, most recently, OF TYRANT, forthcoming with The Word Works in 2024. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and has curated and hosted The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC since 2011. Her creative work can be found in The New York Times, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A Day, USA Today, POETRY, and American Poetry Review. She can be found at www.leahumansky.com or @leah.umansky on IG.'
Leah Umansky has been an English teacher for over 15 years and has taught workshops to writers of all ages in such places as The Poetry School (UK), and Hudson Valley Writers Center, as well as, Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Visible Ink Program. She is also the author of three collections of poetry, OF TYRANT (forthcoming in 2024 with The Word Works), The Barbarous Century, (2018) Domestic Uncertainties, (Blazevox,2012) and two chapbooks, Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016), and the Mad-Men inspired Don Dreams and I Dream , (Kattywompus Press, 2014). Her hybrid-memoir Delicate Machine is forthcoming.
She is also the creator of STAY BRAVE (a virtual FREE salon for women-identifying writers on bravery in the creative life.)
Her writing has been widely published in such places as The New York Times, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A Day, USA Today, POETRY, Guernica, and American Poetry Review. She has been the host and curator of the NYC based poetry series COUPLET, since 2011 and is a graduate of the MFA Program in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a superfan of Game of Thrones and Mad Men, Westworld, and Mr. Robot. Many of her Game of Thrones inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian and Bengali. She is also a collage-artist who has designed all of her book covers. She can be found at www.leahumansky.com or @leah.umansky on IG.