Opening the night: poet Patricia Carlin’s books include Quantum Jittersand Original Green (poems), and Shakespeare’s Mortal Men (prose). She has published widely in journals and anthologies includingBoulevard, Verse, American Letters & Commentary, BOMB, Pleiades, POOL, The Literary Review, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency; and she has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and VCCA. She teaches literature and poetry writing at The New School, and she co-edits the poetry journal Barrow Street.
Leah Umansky is a poet, teacher, collage-artist and anglophile. She received her BA in English/Creative Writing from SUNY Binghamton, her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and her MA in English Education from Hunter College. Her first book of poems, Domestic Uncertainties, is forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books in January 2013. She has been a contributing writer for BOMB Magazine’s BOMBLOG, a poetry reviewer for The Rumpus and a live twit for The Best American Poetry Blog. Her poems can be found in such journals as: BOMBLOG’s Word Choice, Barrow Street, Catch-up and Cream City Review among others. She is also the Host and Curator of COUPLET: a poetry and music series on the Lower East Side. Read more at her blog: http://iammyownheroine.com
Copies of Domestic Uncertainties will be for sale at the party.