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Hard Hat Reading: Leah Umansky

Poet, curator, and educator Leah Umansky reads “The Letter, 1968,” by Marie Howe and poems from two of her upcoming collections, including OF TYRANT, forthcoming with The Word Works in January 2024, and one in progress.

Click here to check out Leah’s workshop Poets on Poets: Art of the Steal!

Leah Umansky is an English teacher, an artist and the author of three books of poems, most recently OF TYRANT (The Word Works, forthcoming 2024). She is currently working on a memoir DELICATE MACHINE, an exploration of womanhood, hope, and heart in the face of grief and a global pandemic. She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and has hosted The COUPLET Reading Series in NYC since 2011. Her creative work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as The New York Times, POETRY, The Bennington Review, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, American Poetry Review, and River Mouth Review.

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