Poetry. Women's Studies. 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 lives in New York City and is the author of DOMESTIC UNCERTAINTIES (Blazevox, 2012) and two chapbooks, Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press, 2014). A graduate of the MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, The White Review, Guernica, Bennington Review, Salamander, Pleiades, and Plume.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA