112th: Leah Umansky reads from The Barbarous Century
Come to Book Culture on 112th as Leah Umansky reads from her new poetry collection The Barbarous Century on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm! Leah will be joined in conversation by David Gutowski.
The Barbarous Century is a journey through the stories that inform us and the stories we tell ourselves. Confessional, without being confessional, and with compelling wordplay and lyricism, Umansky illustrates the many challenges we all face in being human: how to be good in a world gone wrong. It uses varied dystopias embedded in myth, story, technology and popular culture to highlight the struggle of being a woman in the 21st century. With longing, resentment, humor and desire, these intriguing poems highlight the want for an easier and gentler way to navigate this world we call ours.
Leah Umansky is the author of The Barbarous Century, (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox 2012) and two chapbooks, the dystopian themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and the Mad Men inspired Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014). A graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, she is also the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in New York City. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as POETRY, Guernica, The Bennington Review, Thrush Poetry Journal,as well as the anthologies, Misrespresented Peoples (NYQ Books, 2018) and The Eloquent Poem (Persea Books, 2019).Some of her Game of Thrones inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian and Bengali. More at: www.LeahUmansky.com
David Gutowski publishes the literature and music website Largehearted Boy.