Leah Umansky [poet]

Author of the Mad Men Inspired collection, "Don Dreams and I Dream" [and] "Domestic Uncertainties"
www.leahumansky.com
Superfan of #Got #MadMen

From the Govenors Island poetry festival of new york where I hosted COUPLET & read for Coconut Poetry

largeheartedboy:

Leah Umansky (@ladybronte) reads at Poets House at the #mrhip reading series. #poetry #nyc #diva (at Poets House)

Thanks LHB for coming to the Mr Hip Presents reading at Poets House July 12

largeheartedboy:

Leah Umansky (@ladybronte) reads at Poets House at the #mrhip reading series. #poetry #nyc #diva (at Poets House)

Thanks LHB for coming to the Mr Hip Presents reading at Poets House July 12

mellowpageslibrary:

Look at these lovelies: right to left range of motion by Meagan Cass and don dreams and I dream by Leah Umansky. http://ift.tt/1ugHJA4

From Mellow Pages Library reading w my good friend meagan cass July 2014

mellowpageslibrary:

Look at these lovelies: right to left range of motion by Meagan Cass and don dreams and I dream by Leah Umansky. http://ift.tt/1ugHJA4

From Mellow Pages Library reading w my good friend meagan cass July 2014

Waiting for Don- a portrait story series by Edward Brydon

Inspired by my mad men inspired chapbook, Don Dreams And I Dream, Edward Brydon asked me to do a photo series / storyscape where I’m waiting for Don Draper…
( he never shows!)

I’m excited to be included in this awesome anthology inspired by #readwomen2014, the twitter phenomenon.   Get it now, here : http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31E81rJt1DL.jpg

I’m excited to be included in this awesome anthology inspired by #readwomen2014, the twitter phenomenon.   Get it now, here : http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31E81rJt1DL.jpg

Final Reminder for Sunday’s #nycpofest

My COUPLET series, starring Dena Rash Guzman, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Bruce Covey and Kim Triedman, is at 1:40 on White Horse Tavern Stage on Sunday.

I’m reading at 4:30 at the Chumley’s stage for Coconut Poetry.

It’s going to be fabulous! Let’s all hope it doesn’t rain. see you there..

My books are living at East Side Story

My books are living at East Side Story

My travel essay from my #DDAID southern tour over at Luna Luna Magazine

Travel Notes From a Southern Poetry Tour

Last Day

Last Day - Chattanooga

Our last day in Tennessee, we went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad and rode an old steam train. I wasn’t sure if it would be awesome or lame but it was actually REALLY exciting. It was so fun to see kids getting really excited about it, but also just fun. The turntable was my favorite part. I didn’t realize that’s how trains turn around. It was really exciting and apparently, back in the day, it took 4 men.

I loved it.

We then had lunch in downtown Chattanooga and had ice cream at Clumpies (so good)

The downtown is adorable. They had this like water walk for kids, and the Chattanooga Choo Choo song was solded into the sidewalk. Really cool

We then drove back to atlanta and flew home from there.

I’m home now and so thankful for such a fun trip and a great book tour for Don Dreams And I Dream.

I was happy to have such a great turnout at the four readings, and happy to meet local poets and hear them read. I had a great time w Anna, Ellen,& Amber.

Anna and I were really lucky. Every little whim we took, turned into a great adventire…

It was just great, and I loved all the cities and towns we visited down south.

I have my favorites, but not writing them.

So thankful for it all….

Day 10 Chattanooga

Day 10 - chatoonaga

Today, we drove from nashville to chatoonaga. We went to Ruby Falls, which was awesome. Its a giant cave with an underwater waterfall. It was magical. It reminded me of howe caverns. It was a half mile walk from elevator to the watetfall. It was 114ft underground, I think, and really narrow and dark and scary. But, all was worth it…

Tomorrow well spend the morning here then off to atlanta to fly home…

DOMESTIC UNCERTAINTIES & DON DREAMS AND I DREAM  lives at Parnassus Books in Nashville

Day 9 photos

Day 9- Nashville

Our last day in Nashville was really fun. We went to the Frist Museum of Art and saw this amazing animation exhibit. Also, they had this frest Maira Kalman exhibit of her Illustrations for “Elements of Style”( EB White)

Then, we drove into green hills, a suburb, to check out Ann Patchett’s Parnassus Books.

We had lunch at The Food company , which was delicious and so cute. I had tea punch, which is never had before.

I loved Parnassus. What an adorable store. They also carry my two books, which was great to see. So proud. The booksellers were so lovely too. I hope to read there when my next book is out.

At night, we went downtown for the last night. So fun